processing intimacy

by Speaker Music

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'processing intimacy' is a digital release composed of live recordings from 2019 and 2020, reassessing material from Speaker Music's album 'of desire, longing'. An accompanying essay written by Ting Ding and DeForrest Brown, Jr. titled 'Manufacturing Normalcy' follows their booklet of statistical and rhythm analyses QTRLY Report with a documentation of the slow dismantling of American labor and culture industries amid COVID-19.


released March 24, 2020

Producer: Speaker Music (DeForrest Brown, Jr.)
Artwork: Ting Ding
Sound Engineering: Bob Bellerue and Jade Guterman

Recorded at ISSUE Project Room on July 27, 2019 and Fridman Gallery on January 12, 2020

'Manufacturing Normalcy' written by Ting Ding and DeForrest Brown, Jr.


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Speaker Music New York, New York

DeForrest Brown, Jr. is a New York-based theorist, journalist, and curator. He produces digital audio and extended media as Speaker Music and is a representative of the Make Techno Black Again campaign. His most recent writing can be found at Afropunk, Artforum and Hyperallergic. He will publish his book Assembling a Black Counter Culture with Primary Information in 2020. ... more

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