Thursday, 15 January 2015

Sat 17 Jan - The News Agents in SE Asia

Journalist Alice Foster landed a job on a newspaper in Cambodia, decided to miss her flight home and ended up staying two and a half years. She shares her memories and stories from her time working on one of the country's leading newspapers based in the capital, Phnom Penh.

Alice in Cambodia

Jude C Montague fell into her first job in Sumatra Barat, singing saluang songs with local folk musicians. She has recreated these, encoding her broken knowledge. The original verses that she learned to a rudimentary standard have been transformed further by time. The result is fragmentary pieces recorded for an album 'Bukittinggi Tales' for Linear Obsessional. It is an elegy to cultural encounter, music dissipating under mossy effects of memory.

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