Photos and audio from my solo performance in Margate last week. Improvised score for Nam June Paik’s Zen for Film (1962-4), with cassette players, contact mics, found cassettes, empty cassettes, and coil pickups.
Everything about aural documents #1 is clean and exact; a precise negotiation of noise, time, space and silence, architecturally arranged into a structure of symmetry, right angles and impeccable counterbalance. The hand of the composer is barely present, intervening at the behest of necessity rather than preference, instigating switches in polarity rather than nudges of increment. Vivid and irrefutable.