'Out There, Thataway' Playlists

08 Aug 15—26 Sep 15

Out There, Thataway, a group exhibition curated through dialogue between Francis Halsall, Declan Long, and CCA, is accompanied by a series of specially commissioned playlists coordinated by Dublin based artist Jonathan Mayhew. Released weekly online and in CCA’s library space during the run of the exhibition, they can now also be accessed below.

Playlist #1

Compiled by artist Jonathan Mayhew:

“a dark, white nothingness everywhere, mountains invisible but surrounding me, cut by only by seemingly endless tunnels, the radio goes in and out, suddenly an explosion of light, a town comes past. a forgotten memory of an early morning drive in Norway during the winter.”


Playlist #2

Compiled by Out There, Thataway co-curator, art writer and academic Francis Halsall:

“The very best pop is about both belonging and transcendence. Through songs a sense of belonging is felt perhaps to a lover, a friend, a place, or a gang. Lovers can make their own cosmos around themselves, but so too can the partisan, tribal and alien worlds of fans. Pop is also about yearning to escape: leaving the suburbs; escaping into love; running to somewhere beyond the prickly restrictions of youth. But pop also struggles to transcend the limits of its genre. It seeks out those places and feelings that lie beyond the constrictions of its format; to articulate those emotions that will always remain sweetly unrequited and un-expressible in the forms of its flimsy medium.”


Playlist #5

Compiled by by novelist, writer and philosopher Lars Iyer:

“‘Forget outer space – inner space is the final frontier. Here are some selections of dark modal ambience from the 70s, ready to take you IN and then OUT.”


Chris Watson: Winter
Grouper: Call Across Rooms
Tangerine Dream: Love On A Train
Ryoji Ikeda: ⎻
Pye Corner Audio: Dystopian Vector Part Two
John Foxx: Underpass
Diamond Version: Forever New Frontiers
Invisible Conga People: Can’t Feel My Knees
The Staple Singers: Life During Wartime
Sparks: Tryouts for the Human Race
Jlin: Expand
Rufige Cru: Ghosts of my Life
Kevin Drumm: Cloudy
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith: Coyote Bush
Slowdive: Dagger

Miguel: Beautiful Exit
The Blue Nile: Over the Hillside
Throbbing Gristle: Walkabout
The Dream Academy: The Edge of Forever
Galaxie 500: Leave the Planet
Rah Band: Clouds Across the Moon
Japancakes: To Here Knows When
John Grant: Outer Space
Robert Wyatt: At Last I am Free
Ivor Cutler: Beautiful Cosmos
Edwin Starr: 25 Miles

Broadcast: Come on Let’s Go
Logh: Weather Island
The Magnetic Fields: When the Open Road Is Closing In
Jesu: Homesick
Ohia: Farewell Transmission
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone: Caltrain Song
Jana Hunter: Sirens
Idaho: Gone
The Blake Babies: Waiting For Heaven
Spinanes: Hawaiian Baby
The Roches: Hammond Song
Cat Stevens: Longer Boats
Grass Widow: To Where
Viva Voce: Someplace Worth Being

Sun Ra: It’s After The End Of The World
Mike Ladd: Welcome to the Afterfuture
Yoko Ono: Approximately Infinite Universe
Quilt: Tie Up The Tides
Ezra Pound: Translation of Anglo-Saxon poem “The Seafarer” (short version)
Rodolphe Burger: Je Nage (Deleuze)
Nicholas Jaar: John The Revelator
High Priest: Mind Control
Geoff Muldauer: Brazil
Zenzile featuring Jamika: Transit
Iggy Pop: The Passenger
The Abyssinians: Satta Massagana
Ehud Banai: Tip Tipa (Little Drop) – Album Version ***
Volga Tatar Folk Song: ‘Sak-sok’ bäete (Сак-сок бәете)
*** No relation to Nuit Banai!

Herbie Hancock: Raindance (from Sextant)
Don Cherry and Terry Riley: Improvisation (from Live Köln 1975)
Sun Ra: There are other worlds (They have not told you of)
Annette Peacock: I’m the One (from I’m the One)
Art Ensemble of Chicago: Theme De Yoyo (from Les Stances a Sophie)

Christina Chalmers: The International
Kanye West: Black Skinhead
David Bowie: Five Years
Roots Manuva: Witness Dub
Fka Twigs: Two Weeks
Kanye West: Lost in the World/Who Will Survive in America?
Drexciya: Black Sea
William Shatner: Rocket Man
Luigi Russolo: Art of Noise
Kanye West: Spaceship