A broken 8″ 78 RPM record was roughly put back together with superglue and Polyfilla, brown parcel tape was applied to the disc for additional fun! The record was played back on a 1930’s wind-up gramophone (which is the track featured in this post). It produced a pleasing set of temporary locked grooves, usually changing when the needle ground through the tape and Polyfilla. An intriguing set of new ‘grooves’ were created by the needle running over the section of relatively soft Polyfilla playing surface.
Just over a minute of focused Harsh Noise and squawking electronics cut onto 5.5″ square pieces of recycled clear plastic, originally used to package venetian blinds! A highly experimental and very lo-fi lathe cut record, a lot of surface noise is present and sound quality comparable to a picnic plate lathe cut or old 78.
Every copy features B&W artwork/information printed onto pearlescent bronze paper. Each record is housed in a white paper sleeve with artwork printed in green ink.
Released on Quagga Curious Sounds in an edition of 11 hand-numbered copies, unfortunately these are now sold out!
Several layered field recordings of bluebottles flying indoors and outside were captured onto this seven second tape loop/art object. Afterwards seven dead flies near both recording sites were picked up, then carefully mounted inside the cassette shell.
Edition of one copy.
Misc Loops is a new and exclusive C10 comprising of two sound works composed from compact cassette tape loops of ambient music and field recordings.
Side A is built around several damaged tape loops of ambient/electronic music, whilst side B features two loops of manipulated bird song captured on a portable cassette recorder.
Art work is printed in green ink onto bright pink paper, each black cassette shell has a custom blue label mounted onto each side. Limited to only eight hand-numbered copies!
In case you missed this exhibition recently held at Studio 20 (more information and photos can be found HERE):
‘Listen’ exhibits the work of four artists’ exploration of sound. Comprised of sound and instructional-based artworks, the audience are invited to interact with the pieces by following the artists’ instructions. ‘Listen’ exhibits a variety of themes, ranging from spoken word and ambient sounds, to synaesthesia.
I will be exhibiting two new/work in progress pieces: an instructional site-specific tape loop and prepared turntable work.
26th – 28th April, 12.00pm – 16.30pm
Curated by Megan Jayne Ryder