NEW AMERICAN RADIO ARCHIVE
FANATIC (Holland) is an art ensemble composed of Willem de Ridder, Cora de Ridder, Hessel and Nicole Veldman, and visiting friends. De Ridder is known for his unconventional approach to radio. Since 1972 he has developed a number of different forms of interactive Transmission Art for official and illegal radio stations. A 3-hour nighttime program for listeners willing to follow instructions put thousands of cars on the road headed for an unknown destination as part of the denouement of a radio theater play. Together with the members of FANATIC, he produces ritual concerts, audio cassettes for Walkman Theater, alternative Museum and City Walks; one-of-a-kind pieces like the different lip-sync soundtrack for "Dynasty"; and All Chemix Radio, a series of free-form plays recorded in real time.