Be the underground DJ at interactive exploration of Bangkok’s indie scene

Photo: Nicky Tanskul / Coconuts
Photo: Nicky Tanskul / Coconuts

Share your favorite Thai indie and underground songs this week to a public playlist for a shared auditory experience at gallery-bar Jam.

At Songs From the Second Floor, indie heads are invited into Jam’s upstairs gallery space to share their tunes at a computer terminal for play on various, old school CRT televisions.

Photo: Nicky Tanskul / Coconuts

Photo: Nicky Tanskul / Coconuts

Curated by Whitchthana “Air” Tarnchindawong, the piece aims to explore what the Thai underground music scene means to its fans. The scene, according to Air, is as ever-evolving as it is expansive and diverse, as anyone who has grown up listening to independent music can hold different ideas about what it means.

“I don’t want to be the only person defining what underground music is, I want to provide a space for everybody to help define it,” Air told Coconuts.

The idea of making it an interactive collaboration came “because music is so vast.”

“People who come here on the first day and people who come on the final day won’t be the same as they are constantly adding songs through this playlist,” he added.

On the terminal in a corner of the room, people can search for songs via Spotify and add their own note to explain the song or what it means to them. The song is then queued to play randomly on the televisions with a QR code for people to add it to their own personal playlist. Participants’ notes will display on a news ticker. 

Photo: Nicky Tanskul / Coconuts

Photo: Nicky Tanskul / Coconuts

Songs From the Second Floor will run daily through Dec. 2. Jam is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

Songs From The Second Floor
41 Charoen Rat Road, Yan Nawa, Sathon
6pm-late, Wednesday-Sunday

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