Jon Leidecker, David Kant, Andrew C. Smith, with music by Wobbly and the Happy Valley Band

In this episode of the Indexical Podcast, Andrew Smith talks with David Kant of the Happy Valley Band and Jon Leidecker (AKA) Wobbly. They discuss Wobbly’s use of networked mobile devices for making live electronic music and how surveillance and labor is implicated in the use of these devices. They also talk about The Happy Valley Band, how it has influenced David’s understanding of machine hearing, and what it’s like to perform the arbitrarily complex music.

Check out Jon Leidecker’s own podcast Variations, for more.

Throughout the podcast we will play several pieces by Wobbly and the Happy Valley Band:

  1. It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World, Happy Valley Band
  2. Monitress, Except from Wobbly’s live set
  3. Monitress, Except from Wobbly’s live set
  4. In the Air Tonight, Happy Valley Band
Wobbly live
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