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My name is Thomas Fleurquin – would you like to see my playlist?

»I never considered my job to be about music. My prime responsibility is to produce raw energy where people feel 'it’s happening right now'. Of course music and artists with talent are key ingredients but I think location and party philosophy are just as important to create an electric atmosphere. Try to go to a festival in Sweden or Norway – it’s a snooze-fest. Roskilde and Distortion are the two festivals in Scandinavia with this special touch. I never calculated how to get there, but I can see now 26 years later: My technique has been to be in a constant disequilibrium and to give away more than I could manage. I started with Distortion as my platform in 1998 and it started to go viral as an energy force in 2009 that is 11 years as a volunteer where almost everything was for free. When it exploded we became famous for out-of-control street parties with an unsophisticated music profile – but at its very heart, Distortion was a hard core rave, since 1998. And it is this rave energy that motivated us to turn the city upside down as a social experiment, more than it was music. It was both loving but also a little destructive. Then in 2014 and 2018 came Karrusel and Hangaren – two 'professional spinoffs' – I mean 'music products' based on electronic music. But Distortion is not a product – it is a raw uncontrollable energy, going in a hundred directions.« 

Thomas Fleurquin calls himself a Party Maker & Chief Architect of festivals, happenings, off-location events, mobile installations. Specialised in public space, social architecture and rave culture. Moved to Copenhagen and active in arts & culture since 1998. Raised in Paris, Danish mother French father. Founder of Distortion (festival), Karrusel (festival), Hangaren (venue), Human Office (newsletter), Animal (consulting agency), and the NusNus Secretariat.

Seismografs playliste er skabt af kunstnere, musikere, kokke, forfattere og cykelryttere. Hver person anbefaler fem musikstykker, som verden skal høre. Stafetten sendes videre.

En playliste er en liste med video- eller lydfiler, som kan spilles på en radiokanal eller i et program til afspilning af lydfiler. Nogle mennesker mener, deres bedste venner er playlister. Playlister siges at være noget af det mest intime, man kan dele. 

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