Music for Airports, Playlists, and Other Rent-Seeking Platforms
Music as Spectral Infrastructure
Music for Airports, Playlists, and Other Rent-Seeking Platforms discusses the consumption and production of electronic music today, and how music has become both an ecological system and a new personalized frontier for digital capital. Writer and theorist Paul Rekret and writer, editor, curator and musician Ollie Zhang consider the financial and digital infrastructures that use music as a means to curate and segment collective forms of sonic desire. What kind of spectral infrastructure can resist these systems?
Presentations and conversation with music excerpts