Quote of the Week: Radio Free Korea

This Baruch Gottlieb, director and co-founder of SFX Seoul, as quoted in The Korea Times on August 20:

Radio is a presence in our lives. It’s kind of like a soundtrack to our lives. Something that you don’t know quite what to expect from, something always in the background and usually it is something that you don’t pay attention to directly. … That’s something similar to the way sound art is. Sound art is not an artwork that you can focus on. It is always affected by other sounds. There are a lot of parallels to that with radio. Radio is a medium for presenting sound art.
The occasion of the article (koreatimes.co.kr) is the Sound Effects Seoul Radio 2008 festival, which runs through August 26 More info at sfx.yonsei.ac.kr. Gottlieb, ,professor of Media Art at Yonsei University Graduate School of Communication and Arts and a media/sound artist, co-founded SFX Seoul in 2006 with Ji Yoon Yang, a curator.

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