The Chromatic Colour Jukebox
An unspecified number of tracks with a specific colour in the song title played back to back for the duration of a 2hr radio broadcast.
In 1969 John Baldessari spoke of a dead end in his work caused by the recognition that he had made too many art objects and that the world already had far too much art. To find a way out of this hiatus he began realising projects as statements / propositions. One such proposition was to collect old 45 rpm records of pop tunes with a colour in the title such as Blue Velvet, Mellow Yellow, Deep Purple, and then to arrange these chromatically on a juke box.
Baldessari's proposal forms the basis of a series of shows devised for radio, his original statement transformed into The Chromatic Colour Jukebox, an unspecified number of tracks with a specific colour in the song title played back to back for the duration of a 2hr radio broadcast.
The shows were first broadcast on the Source 96.1 FM. To listen to the shows visit: Colour Jukebox