[spectre] Radio Web MACBA - Most listened podcasts July 2021

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Wed Aug 4 12:28:45 CEST 2021

*Radio Web MACBA - Most listened podcasts July 2021*

*1- Peter Blasser:
synthesizers, the cool thing about them is that they’re already dead, or
they’re already obsolete, so you can explore them in the fullness of time."*

In this podcast, instrument designer Peter Blasser
<https://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/sonia-331-peter-blasser>introduces us to
his environmental instruments and meditates on his view on electronics and
synthesizers as a form of creativity. Wood, sunlight, wind, touch and craft
are invoked in the process.

Link: https://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/sonia-331-peter-blasser

*2- DeForrest Brown Jr.
"As a millennial I’ve made it my job to remember the entire four-hundred
year odyssey of black people being here."*


DeForrest Brown’s work includes music released under the moniker Speaker
Music, but largely revolves around research and writing. He looks back at
the complex roots of black American culture and at phenomena like techno,
in order to expose this systematic obliteration. And above all, to draw
attention to the neglected creativity of its pioneers and the rich sonic
universe they created from the rubble of a crumbling Detroit. Against the
tide of the prevailing narrative, Brown’s work seeks to contextualize these
episodes by highlighting key economic and political factors of the time,
intertwined with personal anecdotes and a sincere love for the music.  We
talk to Deforrest Brown about Detroit veterans, broken futures,
Reaganomics, screams, government sanctioned murder, and Disco Demolition in
the post-truth era.


*3-Chris Cutler: <https://rwm.macba.cat/en/research/probes-30> In general,
water is tricky to work with, but if you cool it down, it acquires all
sorts of new sonic possibilities. And it must be said, the sound of ice has
its own immediate attractions*

In PROBES #30 artists, composers and performers make water, ice, glass,
fire, wind and Styrofoam their soloists in installations, recordings and
events designed for concert halls, galleries, the Phillips pavilion, TV
series' and open air gatherings.

Link: https://rwm.macba.cat/en/research/probes-30
*4- Francesc Torres
<https://rwm.macba.cat/ca/especials/fons-audio-50-francesc-torres> (only
available in Catalan): "El museu era sempre el final de trajecte. Arribaves
quan ja eres més o menys gran, i se't donava la benedicció d’alguna manera.
La instal·lació fa que tot això doni una volta de campana de 180°." *

Francesc Torres
<https://rwm.macba.cat/ca/especials/fons-audio-50-francesc-torres> (Barcelona,
1948) is an artist, essayist, poet, collector, and curator, who has been
involved with conceptual art since the late sixties. He has been a
pioneering figure in the use of installation as an artistic and narrative
device with which to explore the possibilities of the exhibition space, the
artistic object, and the interactions that take place between the audience
and the art work. Historical memory, understood as a political category, is
another element that runs through his work.

Link: https://rwm.macba.cat/ca/especials/fons-audio-50-francesc-torres

*5- Maite Garbayo-Maeztu
<https://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/sonia-332-maite-garbayo-maeztu> (only
available in Spanish): "Entiendo la cita también como una práctica
feminista de reconocimiento de otras: la cita es también un acto de amor".*

In this podcast, Maite Garbayo-Maeztu
<https://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/sonia-332-maite-garbayo-maeztu>talks about
writing, motherhood and low-intensity abandonment. She examines the
aesthetic materiality of bodies and brings up quotations as gestures by
which one becomes intertwined with those who came before, like acts of
loving alignment. The ideas that emerge from the conversation include the
notion of incalculability—the new that emerges between corporalities, like
a gift for those whose practice allows for unexpected, totally unplanned,
ways of politically enlivening the things around them.
Link: https://rwm.macba.cat/en/sonia/sonia-332-maite-garbayo-maeztu



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