WFMU [NY] / Radio Libertaire [Paris] / Radio 100~Radio Pataoe [Amsterdam] / Mixcloud [Interstellar]
I swerved into radio in 1986, as a standard “alternative” dj at WFMU, listener-sponsored radio in NY-NJ, where freeform, that loose association of various music(s) into a more fluid, less categorizable whole, is like improvisation, it encourages — almost enforces — the incongruous and beautiful meeting of musical forms at that magical intersection, that anticipatory instant, the segue. This allows DJs to create an atmosphere (call it “auditory dérive”) where listeners are surprised — sound as Zen satori — to discover new ways of hearing from the collaged infiltration of one sound source by another. This is further encouraged by a record library not organized by style or genre. This means those who avoid certain kinds of music in their searches end up discovering music they may never have heard and, as often as not, their curiosity, leads them to wander away from style preconceptions into uncharted sounds, further encouraging the adventure, the cross-fertilization of genres and cultures.
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