Thuistezien 101 — 02.10.2020

No View, The Radio XXI
Realistik Soap
Cindy Lee


Cindy Lee is a Montreal, Canada based songwriter and performer. Serving as more than just an output of music, Cindy Lee is a character as well, a personification of the music itself, employed to present the meticulously written nostalgic music referencing classic sixties and seventies American pop.
Next to being very beautiful and compelling 'pop songs', the music functions as a medium to express further ideas of identity, disillusionment, and the blurring of fiction and reality, most apparent in the contrast between the classical pop and often noisy and at times intimidating methods of production.
The aesthetic Cindy Lee employs sonically but also visually (the video work, album artworks and live performances) emphasizes the contrast between the fairytale and dreamlike narratives the genre appropriates, and the cold reality it seems to try to escape from, hinting to concerns of mental health, and struggles with one's identity. The piece made for the series is no exception, a very beautiful mix of original music and appropriated footage.


About the series: No View, The Radio
The arts are taking a break. Theaters, museums, concert halls and galleries are closed. To a large extent, the art that is so desperately needed right now is inaccessible. Imagine being quarantined at home without films, without books, without music. Though we may not access the art, we can still think about it. The enforced rupture of this isolation can also be an opportune moment to reflect on and from, the arts. Every Friday for the upcoming weeks we will showcase original musical works by different artists, selected by Alex Andropoulos.


Overview episodes No No View, The Radio

I. House Flood — Sholto Dobie
II. Heaps — Saber Rider
III. Detached [ but Interconnected ? ) — Alexandropoulos–McEwan & Sasha Zalivako
IV. Salon Gout — Wanda Group
V. West jam — Goze
VI. Your Feeling — Genevieve Murphy
VII. Katilluik and the Warp — Bill Orcutt
VIII. YSTERA — Tzitzifriki[a]
IX. The Moon, the Bear and the Princes — Orphan Fairytale & Katja Louisa Stonewood
X. Look in all directions — Yeah You
XI. Uileboombox — Lyckle de Jong
XII. Pane, Both Sides — Edgars Rubenis
XIII. Touching a Mountain — Katherina Heil & Rik Möhlmann
XIV. On the Platform — Booker Stardrum + Chris Williams
XV. Stalingrad 1917 — The Rebel
XVI. Rainbow Bits — City Dragon
XVII. You Would Sound Much More Convincing If You Spoke As If You Cared — Horse Whisperer & Anna Danielewicz
XVIII. Rehearsal 06.08.2020 — Kurws
XIX. Planetary Synchronicity 2 — Alexander Johannes Heil
XX. Leaks — Soft Tissue
XXI. Realistik Soap — Cindy Lee
XXII. Stand Your Ground and Hold Water — ch
XXIII. 00 03 58 23 — Farida Amadou
XXIV. Western Front — Sarah Davachi
XXV. Protection from City Planning — Wendy Eisenberg
XXVI. Tone Cloud — Tsev
XXVII. This Could Be Any Day — Comfort
XXVIII. Hypocrisies of Improv — Kevin Shea
XXVIV. Number One — Sasha Zalivako
XXX. Selten gehörte Hausmusik — Black to Comm
XXXI. Improvisation on ‘An Air Swept Clean of All Distance’ — Rhodri Davies
XXXII. Paradoxes — Mariam Rezaei
XXXIII. Untitled —  Tongue Depressor
XXXIV. Tara Clerkin Trio —  Tara Clerkin Trio
XXXV. Wrens sing all the winter through, frost excepted —  Ernest Vilsons
XXXVI. Still House Plants —  Sticky
XXXVII. For West Den Haag —  David Fenech + Klimperei
XXXVIII. Summer Of Love —  Watkins/Peacock
XXXVIV. John Butcher — The Turn Things Take
XXXX. Emile Van Helleputte — Unsound Body
XXXXI. Helena Celle — Non Human Logic