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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

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

mixed up

I first heard of Peter Bochan about 6 years ago, when Ben Manilla (my boss at the time) handed me a cd of Bochan's work. He's really good at mixing audio clips over music, and he has a nack for putting just the right song in just the right place. Anyone interested in sound-rich non-narrated radio production owes it to themself to check him out. Here's his bio:

Peter Bochan is the creator of the Shortcuts radio series, and the host and DJ of All Mixed Up, which has run on WBAI in New York City for over 20 years. He is a frequent winner of local and national radio awards, and was voted "Best (and most eclectic) Radio DJ of 2000" by the Village Voice, #1 Pick of Top 10 Music Programs by The New York Times, and was listed as one of the Top Ten Radio Programs by Time Out New York. He also works as the Alternative Music Guide at about.com, music director for the PBS series "The History Detectives" and Operations Director at WBAI.

For the past 30 years, Bochan has been producing a non-narrated hour-long year-end retrospective called Shortcuts. He's posted his latest one on PRX, but you can also hear it (via Real Audio) by clicking on this link:

A Shortcut Through 2005

You can learn more about Peter Bochan by going here.


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