Episode 3 Playing Man
Central question in this podcast: to what extent was Constant himself a homo ludens?
This episode zooms in on Constant’s ideal of the playing man. Freedom, play, experiment, non-conformity are leading themes and even hard conditions for Constant. But he says himself that he would be a bad New Babylonian. Why? Why did he stop working on New Babylon? And why did the project got back in to the spotlight again in 1990s?
This episode also focuses on Constant as a musician. What did the music say about him? And we dwell on the theme of war and peace. Could Constant play, while he also cared about world problems? Was he ‘as happy as a child’ or did life weigh heavily on his playful side?