Sonic Acts podcast with Speaker Music (DeForrest Brown Jr.) in collaboration with Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee

Published on Feb 18, 2020

Sonic Acts and Ja Ja Ja Née Née Née are collaborating on a series of podcasts for the upcoming Sonic Acts Academy. In the third episode, Speaker Music (DeForrest Brown Jr.) speaks to Arif about the origins of techno, un/​available historical nostalgia and a HECHA hat he is wearing that says: Make Techno Black Again.

Listen to the podcast here

DeForrest Brown Jr. is a New York-based rhythmanalyst and media theorist. Brown’s praxis Speaker Music is inspired by Rhythmanalysis, a book of essays by urbanist philosopher Henri Lefebvre as well as considerations of momentum and the chronopolitical’ from cultural theorist Kodwo Eshun. Mobilising free improvised electronic percussion and stereophonic audio recordings, Speaker Music yearns to caress, engineer and sculpt sentiment into a multi-textural rhythmic body, quivering the nexus event of the moment into a collapsed nonpulsed time’ towards a shared sphere of intimacy.

DBJ by Ting Ding
Speaker Music. Photo by Ting Ding.