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City X

The shopping mall is a cultural and commercial phenomenon in America that most can relate to in some way or another.

2005 / Jonathan Mitchell / Living on Earth, USA

The shopping mall is a cultural and commercial phenomenon in America that most can relate to in some way or another.

City X tracks the history of the modern shopping mall through perspectives of people living in a real, yet unnamed, city. Through voices, sounds, observations, and ruminations all scored to Muzak, the universal mall experience comes to life, for better or for worse.

City X was commissioned by Hearing Voices with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. It was first broadcast in a shortened form on NPR's Living on Earth in 2004. The version presented here is the full length version of the piece.


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