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 Sam Kidel

Sam Kidel is the Customer Service Agent. Working office hours, he probes and reshapes Ambient Music, exploring its emotional and sensory effects, and its relationship with capitalist production, known as Muzak. At KRAAK festival 2019 he will revisit this term and flip it upside down in the light of his Disruptive Muzak compositions.
29 January 2019 | AG 14
JVDS

For your new record 'Silicon Ear' you broke into a maximum security Google data center, be it virtually, through “mimetic hacking”. Can you explain what you did exactly?

SK

Sure. Google recently released photographs

JVDS

Your acclaimed LP 'Disruptive Muzak' is built up around the callcenter, a setting I understand you are very familiar with?

SK

Yes, I worked in various call centres for 9 years!

JVDS

For an outsider a c

 JVDS

Did you compose your take on muzak specifically for this project, or did it precede the “disruptive muzak” concept?

 SK

I was making ambient music a lot around this time, and had a folder filled with sketches