MEMORABILIA. COLLECTING SOUNDS WITH... Conversation with Mark Gergis on his sound collection
Linked to record label Sublime Frequencies, Mark Gergis is an expert in popular and folk music from Syria, Iraq, Cambodia and Thailand, spanning from the mid-twentieth century to the present. This conversation offers some of his cultural, logistic and esoteric reflections on collecting music in the Middle East and South East Asia, the importance of format, the relevance of collecting objects from other cultures, as well as other sociological aspects relating to the practice of music collecting in developing countries.
MEMORABILIA. COLLECTING SOUNDS WITH... is a new series that seeks to break through to unearth and reveal private collections of music and sound memorabilia. The documentary series is a historiography of sound collecting that reveals the unseen and passionate work of the amateur collector while reconstructing multiple parallel histories such as the evolution of recording formats, archival issues, the sound collecting market and the evolution of musical styles beyond the marketplace.