Wave Farm Artist-in-Residence: Doug Kaplan (MrDougDoug)

Sep 07, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Wave Farm

5662 Route 23 | Acra, NY 12405 | 518-622-2598
http://wavefarm.org/

Inspired by Douglas Kahn’s piece "Reagan Speaks for Himself" (1980), in which Kahn carefully edits together Ronald Reagan interviews to concoct a hilarious and surreal story, “Ira Glass Speaks for Himself” is a proposed long-form troll radioplay in which one of radio’s most recognizable voices is mercilessly edited to tell a mind-boggling, magical realism-core, ambling non-story.

As MrDougDoug, Doug Kaplan explores the possibilities of electro-acoustic improvisation and guitar performance in the trio Good Willsmith, while showcasing his peers’ genre-bending electronic music as a co-founder of the Hausu Mountain label. In recent years, Kaplan has directed his attention towards the excesses of the Internet, using the WWW’s hidden treasures and meme culture as source material for his compositions.