Lawrence Weiner – Need to know, 1978

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A radio play that aired on WBAI in New York in 1978, Need to Know is a sound structure. With allusions to Sam Cooke and the socio-political upheaval of the era, this multi-voiced “Experimental Theatre of the Air” is alternately playful and, as promised by its title, urgently imperative. Radio play, WBAI, New York City.

Curated by Foteini Aravani


Production: James Umland, Moved Pictures.
Voices: Peter Gordon, Britta LeVa, Michael H. Shamberg, Leslie Schiff, Ann-Sargent Wooster, James Umland, Juliet Weber, Lawrence Weiner.
Music: Peter Gordon.
Mix: Paul Wunder/Lawrence Weiner.
First Presentation: WBAI 99.5 FM, New York City, January 29, 1978. Sunday afternoon, 2:30 PM. Cassette published 1984.