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System Broken – K.T.Reeder (2016) (BP098)


‘System broken is a work about the fact that the entire system within which we live is broken. Capitalism is broken, the music industry is broken, human rights are broken. Our society has massive inequality and deprivation and doesn’t work properly. Musical genres like Jazz are dominated by rich private school educated old-boys. The establishment has corrupted all musical forms. Our lives are colonized by the state, we are told what to think and what not to think. We are fed lies by the government. We are made to feel that we are worthless and free thought is tightly controlled. We are all terrorists if we have opinions. We are radicalized if we criticize politicians. We are all prisoners of the state, capitalism, colonial legacies, the aristocracy and power systems which the media promote through relentless propaganda. We starve if the rich wants us to. We suffer if the rich want us to. We die if the rich want us to. There is nothing we can do about it’. #brexit


K.T.Reeder is a trombonist and sonic artist from Oxford, United Kingdom. Reeder was educated at the Royal College of Music (JD) – (2001-2003 -  Trombone/Piano), Royal Academy of Music, London (2003-2005 - Bass Trombone) and  Oxford Brookes University – (2013-2015 - MA Composition and Sonic Art).

Reeder's work explores the relationship between sound, context and protest with a focus on protest against systems and institutions from an internal perspective. Reeder has studied and worked extensively with the theories of Joseph Beuys who has influenced his work.

Some collaborators have included: Pat Thomas - Oxford Improvisers (2013), Martin Hackett (2014-2015), Claude Colpaert (2015), Julian Faultless (2015) and Gary Charles (2016 - ).
Some groups Reeder has been involved with are: 1984ensemble (Founder - 2013-2015), Oxford Improvisers (2014/2015) and the Murmurists (2016 - ).
Some venues Reeder has performed at include: Modern Art Oxford, Oxford - Solo performance (2015) and Cafe OTO, London - with Murmurists (2016).

Reeder has been interviewed once by 15 questions. net. Interview here: 15 questions.