Hosted by Jon Nelson, since January of 1999, Some Assembly Required features work by a variety of artists and groups who work with bits and pieces of their media environments, giving something back to the cultural landscape from which they so enthusiastically appropriate.

The genre is young, despite examples dating as far back as 1961, when James Tenney constructed a tape collage borrowing heavily from cut-up fragments of a recording by Elvis Presley. Both provocative and surreal, this style continues to evolve and to challenge.

In addition to tracks by media collage artists from around the world, Some Assembly Required features regular interviews with artists such as Negativland, Steinski, The Tape-beatles, People Like Us, John Oswald and the Evolution Control Committee - providing a variety of unique perspectives on the nature of this daring and creative style of expression.

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