Social Music

Social Music

curated by Brandon LaBelle
Curatorial Statement

VI "Shadow of a Shadow"   Brandon LaBelle 14.10.2001     dot LIVE dot
Shadow of a Shadow

Live on air - on line - on site as part of the musikprotokoll festival

"... Shadow of a Shadow looks towards social context in order to invite the interference of the real. In this way, the work aims to draw into conversation the immediate location as an influencing presence, and at the same time, to interact with this location as a way to redefine how it may function--to make use of it in such a way as to displace interior and exterior, real and mediated, live and recorded..."

V "Secret Sounds of Music"   Michel Henritzi 7.10.2001
Secret Sounds of Music

"...In this sense we could to say every CD is "social music", and money--as part of the system of normalizing and defining culture--is its secret sound..."

IV "Social <- Private -> Public Representation"   Giuseppe Ielasi 2.9.2001
Social <- Private -> Public Representation

"...I feel that the very decision of operating in a certain area of music/art has a very deep and strong social and political meaning..."

III "Death of the Composer"   Brandon LaBelle 8.7.2001
Death of the Composer

"...In a sense, radio is a model for the concerns of "Social Music", or rather, it situates itself already as a kind of "Social Music Production"..."

II "Sociality as Aftereffect"   Minoru Sato 10.6.2001
Sociality as Aftereffect

"...This is not such a simple issue, because sociality is generated through a complexity of relations and interactions, between a multiplicity, instead of from a singular movement of isolated events..."

I   "Social Setup"   Achim Wollscheid 6.5.2001      documentation
Social Setup

"...Because music can't be imagined without a social background, it's present total integration in the media as an important function within the social apparatus poses the question: under which conditions does the interpretation of the term "social" take place?..."

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