On Air 13.07.18 from 21:00 till 23:00
CRWSH // Producer, DJ, sonologist, creative coder and third-person gamer
Maarten Van Overveldt is based in Antwerp. Member of Het Consolesalonand the HCKWSH collective.
The show is about global rhythms and percussion, very new and quite old, occasionally selecting a track with a spiritual nature.
“About Shutter Speed” EP: https://footjuiceantwerp.bandcamp.com/album/crwsh-about-shutter-speed-fjr003
1 What was the first sound you remember?
I can’t seem to recall any first sound in specific. Which is kind of strange since I’m a sound designer.
2 And the first sound that you recognized as music, never to leave your heart/head again?
The first music I remember is ‘Morgenstemning’ by Grieg. It must have been around the age of six. I always listened to it through nice brown retro headphones from my parents as I was sitting on the ground near the CD-player.
Pure trance avant la lettre. It’s overdramatic and on the border between art and kitsch. A border I still look for in music, just to not take it too seriously.
3 What did you want to become as a kid?
Owner of a “frituur”. I never wanted to be a musician or a DJ when I was a kid.
4 Who do you look up to and why?
Probably a lot of people. But if I have to choose one person, it will be Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never). His music is quite diverse and changed a lot over the years. Why? I’m bored very easily myself by one single sound or kind of music.
5 Who should play you in the movie about your life?
George Costanza or Ross from Friends (the actor not the producer).
6 What annoys you the most? About others? About yourself?
The fact that racism is increasingly being tolerated in society.
7 Choose one superpower if you were a comic book hero?
Able to hear what other people are hearing.
8 What is your trademark joke or trick?
Leaving a party unnoticed without saying goodbye.
9 Did video really kill the radio star?
Great song but … no it didn’t kill the radio star. Online radio is bigger than ever and it is mostly with a video stream (lol)
10 Who are you favorite table guests, dead and/or alive?
My friends and/or family.
11 Where would you rather be right now?
Sitting in the shadow of a summer sun drinking a nice fruity (but not sweet) beer.
12 How close did you ever come to death?
Because of an electrical shock. It is almost the same memory as when I was listening to Grieg. I remember touching an open wire in the cupboard of the same CD-player. Consumer safety regulations were not that big in the 80s.
13 What is the craziest thing you ever saw on the internet?
“Ecco the Dolphin’s Fu**ed Up Inspiration” by Dan Ibbertson. It’s a small YouTube-documentary about the videogame Ecco the Dolphin, about where the creators of the game found their inspiration to conceive this strange sea mammal. NASA-funded research, dolphins communicating with aliens and taking LSD. The usual 60s craziness. Look it up.
14 Do you dance to your own music? Why (not)?
Yes. If you don’t feel the music in your body it just isn’t right.
15 Embrace Today! But what genuinely used to be better back in the days?
For me it is not that easy to be nostalgic. I love the here-and-now and the future, more than the past. But to name one thing, it’s a pity that the Fisher-Price cassette recorder (with microphone) disappeared. An easy toy kids could use to create their own world of sound. Sound only, so no photos or videos.
16 What is your biggest achievement?
Finishing and releasing my debut EP: “About Shutter Speed”
17 What was your most shameful moment?
When someone dear to me unravelled one of my many lies.
18 Are we alone in the universe?
NO … The truth is out there.
19 Which habit do you want to kick?
Drinking too much milk and eating too much.
20 What should they play at your funeral?
Music that other people think I like.