Playlist: Chasing Love
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From Miguel Macias | 59:46
An exploration of the connections between romantic love and late capitalism.
Chasing Love is a one-hour radio documentary that explores the ways late capitalism has affected and is affecting the idea of Romantic Love and consequently, the way relationships are handled and viewed in American society.
Chasing Love started as a meticulous look at the arrival and evolution of the idea of Romantic Love in Western society. Since the very beginning, I felt very attracted by the vague connection that Octavio Paz establishes between capitalism and Romantic Love.
Wandering through psychology, anthropology, biology, linguistics, history and philosophy the content of this project changed over the time, grew and shrank until one day, I made the last connection, the one I needed to put together the more than 80 hours of interviews collected with experts and ordinary wonderful people.
Many writings have established the connection between capitalism and love, even between late capitalism and emotions.
How about late capitalism and Romantic Love?
The process of creating a piece like this happened both in the paper, and in the waves. Waves that became more and more obscure. In these three years I explored the field of computer music, video art, radio drama and try to mix them all together. The results are in Chasing Love. Chasing Love tries a way of conceiving a piece as a whole, where music is composed as the bits of interviews are blended together, where secrets are told behind words of narration.
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From Dmae Roberts | 03:41
Vox collage with men and women of various ages talking about their first love.