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The New Curiosities Box: Show Two

April 13th, 2017

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In the second show of the series I meet the folks exhibiting and curating the New Art West Midlands 2017 Exhibition at MAC Birmingham and consider an age beyond Big Brother by way of performance theatre piece "A Machine they're secretly building".

Thanks to MAC Birmingham, New Art West Midlands and Pro-type for their support in the making of this podcast.

'The New Curiosities Box' is written & presented by James Sandy and is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

For more information and links check out our blog: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com

This show was first broadcast on 12th April 2017.

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A Machine They’re Secretly Building: An Interview for Switch Radio

April 13th, 2017

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In this podcast we consider an age beyond Big Brother by way of performance theatre piece "A Machine they're secretly building" from Proto-type Theater.

From what might be a news desk, an office, a bedroom, a bunker under a mountain
or a theatre, two people speak up, speak out, blow the whistle and lift the veil on
the insidious machine of surveillance. A Machine they’re Secretly Building charts a course from the Top Secret secrets of WWI intelligence (via the moon, 1972’s Chess World Championships, a disco in Oklahoma and the cafeteria at CERN) through to 9/11, the erosion of privacy, Edward Snowden and to the terror of a future that might already be upon us.

Thanks to MAC Birmingham and Pro-type for their support in the making of this podcast.

This podcast was created from a segment of April's 'The New Curiosities Box' and is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

Image courtesy of Proto-type and Fenia Kotsopoulou

More information: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com or www.proto-type.org | #AMTS B

This show was first broadcast on 12th April 2017.

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The New Curiosities Box: Show One

March 12th, 2017

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And so the first show of a new series on a new station kicks off with two maestros of the guitar! 

Sardinian Guitarist Paolo Angeli gives us a tutoral with his unique prepared guitar and Derek Gripper gives us his classical take on Malian music.

'Mancina' and 'Tinta Unita' by Paolo Angeli appear by kind permission of the artist and are copyright SIAE/Angeli Manuche Productions SCP 2015 (from the Album 'SU').

'Lampedusa' and 'Salama' by Derek Gripper appear by kind permission of the artist and are copyright BMG/No Format/Derek Gripper 2016 (from the Album' Libraries on Fire').

All rights are reserved.

Thanks to MAC Birmingham, Making Tracks and Kapa Productions for their support in the making of this podcast.

'The New Curiosities Box' is a King of the Buttons Production 2017 for Switch Radio 107.5FM & DAB.

More information and links at: thenewcuriositiesbox.blogspot.com

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The New Curiosities Box

March 4th, 2017

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Coming Soon to Switch Radio 107.5 FM & DAB...

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