In collaboration with printed matter, musician Nicolas Jaar will release the unique book at LA Art Fair

Nicolas Jaar, a Chilean-American producer and recording artist is releasing a new book at the LA Book Fair month titled, Network. The book is a collaborative effort between Jarr's label Other People and Printed Matter. Network is the final phase of the multi-platform initiative that resulted in Jaar's Other People Radio Network.


The book is a 336-page extension of the network of streaming radio stations that includes visual essays by Lydia Lunch, Linda van Deursen, and Nicolas Jaar alongside poster artwork, and loose transcriptions that document the stations' content. The book also includes advertisements for 111 radio shows from 333 stations.

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The idea for the book began after Jaar was invited to take part in a six-month residency at the BBC. During his time there he wrote a radio play whose main character was an invented DJ in residency in a fake BBC style radio station. The BBC thought that Jaar's play was not the right fit for their audience so Jaar teamed up with programmer Cole Brown and created Other People Network. The website hosts radio programs on a continuous loop and allows listeners to choose a number between 1-333 that all lead to different stations.

The first edition of Network is a run of 1100 copies available for $33.00.

Nicolas Jaar | Printed Matter

 

Nicolas Jaar, a Chilean-American producer and recording artist is releasing a new book at the LA Book Fair month titled, Network. The book is a collaborative effort between Jarr's label Other People and Printed Matter. Network is the final phase of the multi-platform initiative that resulted in Jaar's Other People Radio Network.

The book is a 336-page extension of the network of streaming radio stations that includes visual essays by Lydia Lunch, Linda van Deursen, and Nicolas Jaar alongside poster artwork, and loose transcriptions that document the stations' content. The book also includes advertisements for 111 radio shows from 333 stations.