“Disjointed scrapes and rustles push through a layer of fibre-glass noise, the lack of audibility adding to a growing sense of unease…You might be able to relax if you could figure out what was going on, but, as it is, those consoling details are just out of earshot. KcKcKcKrrrrrrcKcK. Bbbbmmmph. Chchinggg.”
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.
My new tape, Empty Damage, is out now on falt records, a wonderful musique concréte/collage/sound art imprint based in France.
Two studies examining empty and damaged tapes and tape equipment, closed systems. No source audio on the tapes.
Available on home-dubbed C30 cassette (edition of 30) and download.