Christopher DeLaurenti

N30: Live at the WTO

N30 is a massive, dynamic, immersive multi-channel presentation of front-line field recordings from the protest against the WTO in Seattle.

What we wrote about it at the time: Who: Field recording artist with a keen and radical political ear/ commitment. 

 

What: N30 is a massive, dynamic, immersive multi-channel presentation of front-line field recordings (pepper spray, tear gas and rubber bullets; drums, slogans, chants, increasingly fraught stand-offs; screaming and violence) and covert recordings of police transmissions from the world-historical protest against the WTO in Seattle. "...You listen on the edge of your seat, every shout and noise significant, the raw emotion on show extraordinarily moving..." Ben Watson, The Wire. 

 

Why: Chris insists on a connection between ways of listening developed by experimental music and their ability to capture, inform or affect real-world situations. N30 is an incredibly powerful, dynamic and musical composition but also in itself an activist project.

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  • Video of the Introduction

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