Welcome to the second episode of the Technological Retreat webcasts, where I will be presenting the live radio mixes that I referred to as Sound Collages. That’s what I called them but I don’t think I necessarily invented the phrase. I had done late night radio in college before moving to Minneapolis in 1985, and enjoyed having a lot of time to play a lot of different music. Having an overnight show on KFAI allowed me to stumble through and experiment with this style of sound and to be able to really stretch the mixes out. What was essential, was the feeling of being artistically free to create. These first two mixes were originally broadcast on January 21st, 1986. The first one started around 2:20 AM and is about ten minutes long. The second began before 3 AM and is under 20 minutes. The third mix was originally broadcast in February of 1986, started around 2:30 AM and is about half an hour long.