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David Sanchez Burr Wants to Kill the Radio
David Sanchez Burr Wants to Kill the Radio

AIR DATE: April 13, 2012

David Sanchez Burr wants to kill the radio. Well, not really. But "Somebody Kill the Radio" is the title of his latest art exhibit: a collection of radios, guitars, and other instruments that encourage the audience to participate and make sound. The Spanish-born artist talks about what inspires his creations, why audience participation is so key, and about the time he made a pop-up radio station in the Sequoia Mountains.

Burr's exhibit, "Somebody Kill the Radio," opens April 14 at Kleven Contemporary inside Emergency Arts


David Sanchez Burr, artist

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    BlairApr 12, 2012 10:06:27 AM
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