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“As a maker of music, I put my life, blood, sweat and tears into my lyrics and music. But nowadays, we’re used to music being freely available to listen to anywhere. As a result, the listening experience has become fairly transient – there is simply too much availability.”

“I find this contrast interesting. What would happen if you took the music and lyrics to a place where art is normally ‘consumed’: a museum in other words?”

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Circus Family worked closely with artists Sticks & Kubus to design this exhibition and create the installations that would bring their musical vision to life. Supported by Red Bull and museum de Fundatie. One main room showing haunting visual translations created and executed by Russian/Belgian film- and documentary maker and video artist Ira A. Goryainova. The rooms surrounding all adaptations or remixes of those new tracks. Each time surprising the visitor and questioning their view on that what they just witnessed.

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For the main room we developed a ‘permutation playlist system’ to incorporate the ‘Onrust / Turbulence’ theme. This system generates a new permutation for the playlist order every time the last track in the playlist is played. Because there is no particular order in the music tracks, having the order change allows for a continuous rediscovery of the tracks.

Trouw: ‘De schijnbaar willekeurige volgorde van de liedjes maken het nog lastiger te vertrekken. Sommige nummers klinken twee keer achter elkaar, dan begint iets wat je nog niet gehoord hebt. Nooit weet je zeker of je alles tot je hebt genomen.’