The Big Playback is a podcast about all things music.
Welcome back, to Part 2 of “What’s Behind The Mask?”
In Part 1, we spoke to 4 musicians about how identity and persona play a role in their work, whether through legit alter-ego’s or just digging into the self as a raw material. From Cindy Lee, the drag-chanson project of Patrick Flegel; a series of music/performance art hybrids from Natalie Sharp aka Lone Taxidermist; anonymous Swedish collective Goat; and Jerusalem In My Heart, a film and music happening by Radwan Gazi Moumneh and Erin Weisgerber, which attempts to project Arabic musical references for reception into a western context.
Part 2 digs deeper into both the conflict and conviction that comes with blazing a trail where there is none, about the unique position of the outsider, and cultural appropriation by way of colonialism.
Finally, the rewards of sticking out, and in the process reaching similar minds and folks in sympathetic situations.
Host of 'The Big Playback' is Margaret Munchheimer, an American visual artist and writer living in the Netherlands, and veteran Le Guess Who? supporter since 2012.
Production: Margaret Munchheimer & Le Guess Who?
Artwork: Victoria Topping / www.victoriatopping.com
Music: Ultrabillions / ultrabillions.bandcamp.com