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a crack in your ear through which sound surreptitiously slips, or an illicit substance which gives your ears immense pleasure while enslaving them to a crippling addiction

Sunday, October 09, 2005

the good old days

In 1977, NPR gave experimental sound artist Max Neuhaus free rein over the national airwaves for two hours. He was never asked to return.

This is his story.

This piece was produced by Roman Mars for the show he produces, re:Sound on WBEZ. You can hear all of their shows online, they have hours and hours of stuff, all of it worth a listen.

neihaus

For more on Max Neihaus, here's a bio and list of works.
And here's a recording of his 1977 broadcast:
::- part 1 -:- part 2 -::

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh great. Another cool corner of the internets for me to check out regularly.

-Kevin

http://foodforthemoon.livejournal.com

11:06 PM

 
Anonymous Wong Online PoK√©r Hu said...

I wonder how this guy was given this two hours of unrestricted broadcasting privilege. Thanks for the link. I found it really entertaining.

5:00 AM

 

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