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RE/CYCLING 01

RE/CYCLING 01

RE/CYCLING combines transmission art, experimental turntablism, and sculptural assemblage, presenting a unique work of visual and sonic art monthly over the course of 2020. Raiding the garbage and recycling bins, each month I create a new sculptural platter or "rotating disk assemblage" from salvaged materials. These assemblages take the place of 12" vinyl records on a phonograph turntable, while preparations to the turntable itself, substituting the standard stylus/cartridge configuration with contact mics and various other objects (plastic straws, pipe cleaners, chopsticks, etc.) allows the surfaces of these assemblages to be amplified/recorded/broadcast in a manner similar to how a stylus reads the grooves of a standard LP but allowing for endless loops and infinite variability in sound depending on where the substitute stylus is placed on the rotating assemblage and how it interacts with the various materials. A photograph of the assemblage accompanies each monthly broadcast.

Comments

Gordon Way

LOVE THIS !!! The process of constructing it, the concept,THE SOUNDS !!

William Davison

Thanks, Gord!! I'm pretty excited about this project! Lots of ideas for materials, strategies, preparations.