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Founding member of the band Whitehouse, William Bennett has chalked up more than thirty years of exploring the more extreme side of music, in a career that mixes experimentation with concepts from the fields of linguistics and psychology. In this conversation, Bennett gives an archaeological overview of a music collection that reflects his main obsessions: avant-garde rarities, Italo Disco, soundtracks and percussion music from West Africa and Haiti.

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.

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