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In conjunction with the Kunstmarkt event held at the Schöpfwerk housing community in Vienna in October 2007 where art was used as a meeting point for social diversity, Social Music Kiosk functions as a gathering of different narratives related to art and social environments. Originally staged as an artistic contribution to the Kunstmarkt, the Kiosk functioned as a participatory sonic platform, inviting visitors to add to the mix by way of their favorite CDs, audio reports made on-site, and live treatments and interactions. Using the Kunstmarkt as a base, the radio work overlays multiple inputs: a series of audio recordings made by local residents and visitors to the Kunstmarkt, an interview and discussion with the organizers of the Kunstmarkt and social workers from Schöpfwerk, and electronic treatments. Part-documentary, part-question and answer, and part-mix, the work is a telescoping of multiple perspectives onto a social topography.
Thanks to Ulla Ebner for her DJing, Annette Stahmer for her assistance, and to Rudolfine Lackner, Renate Schnee and Sabine for their invitation and conversation.