THURSDAY MAY 4
PAUL PAULUN (DE) — talk
“IF/THEN/SHOW/TIME OR: HOW I BECAME MY OWN ALGORITHM. THOUGHTS ABOUT ARCHIVING (MUSIC)”
“Initially, I just wanted to tidy up my iTunes library. However, the attempt led to a vivid archive mapping music and artistic styles from the Futurists to Hyperdub. Apart from thematic sections there are also playlists based on moods. They are the basis for installations that last many hours – conceived for shuffle mode. The compiling process is inspired by the analytical means of international music providers like Muzak or DMX, which deliver musical programs for companies like Mc Donald’s, H&M or Starbucks according to the image of the brand.” – Paul Paulun
Paul Paulun is a sound research engineer, an audio collector, a writer on the most imaginable diverse topics within the spectrum and much more. In 2013 he curated the exhibition “Wir sind hier nicht zum Spaß” about collective subcultural structures in 90s Berlin at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien (Berlin). Since 2014 he has been presenting unusual radiophonic miniatures in the magazine ”Kompressor” on Deutschlandradio.