Your Brain is the Universe

by NCN and Big City Orchestra

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about

This is our version of Negativland's long-running series on their radio show 'Over the Edge' titled: 'Your Brain is the Universe'.

It was made from show #297 of UBRadio Salon and was mixed live in the UBRadio Salon studios in Alameda, CA, by Big City Orchestra and NCN on September 22nd, 2013. It was broadcast live at that time on DFM out of Amsterdam.

This program explores big questions: the nature and origin of the Universe, the limits of science, quantum mechanics, and what the future holds.

Phineas has done post-production work on it for the version available here at Bandcamp. The source for this was from the lossless master. See below for a link to the original webcast recording.

All the background and enveloping music you hear is original, and was done live and improvised by Big City Orchestra (dAS and Ninah Pixie). Phineas provided the content and timing of foreground samples.

This program is meant to be heard and taken in its entirety. All excerpted material has been used fairly in the creation of this syntopical, synthesized, and artistic impression of the cultural conversation it describes.

Total Running Time of this program mix is 1 hour, 29 minutes and 24 seconds.

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Dislcaimer: This program is wholly a piece of collaborative artistic expression put together by Phineas Narco & The National Cynical Network and is meant to be heard in its entirety.

All source material is either remixed, excerpted, or re-contextualized, and is used fairly for the purpose of criticism and commentary of said material as expressed through its uniquely subjective, re-contextualized, and thematically syntopical arrangement.

This program is intended to capture and synthesize the cultural conversation about the subject matter in its media environment at the time of it's creation, as seen through the subjective lens of its creator(s).

This program is not for profit. All proceeds are considered donations supporting this artistic work, and go back to support the expenses of the NCN project.

If you want to make a direct donation to NCN go here:

www.nationalcynical.com/donate

Thank you for listening, and thank you for your support.

credits

released 26 September 2013
Big City Orchestra; Ninah Pixie; dAS; Phineas Narco; The National Cynical Network;

Excerpted and mixed sources: Neil Turok; Michio Kaku; Carl Sagan; Ken Wilber; Alan Watts; The Wizard of Oz (1939); Star Trek- The Next Generation episode 'Remember Me'; Dr. Quantum; www.divinitynow.com; Carl Sagan; Geeky Alert!; George Carlin; The Tape Beatles; Brian Cox.

Big City Orchestra's Site is at:

ubuibi.org

DFM out of Amsterdam is here:

dfm.nu

The original untouched version of this program is available at archive.org in the UB Radio Salon archives here:

archive.org/details/UbradioSalon297

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The National Cynical Network (NCN) is a long-running, SF Bay Area alternate programming media project. It originally consisted of a trio of SF Bay-Area based radio collage artists: Phineas Narco, Ronald Redball and Alexander T. Newport. NCN seeks to play *with* music , using sound, and video media samples in the process of media collage or 'mediage'. ... more

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