Open Sound Group #4: Tape Music A one-day open workshop and networking event for artists and musicians working with analogue tape. 1pm – 8pm Sunday, 16th September 2012 Elevator Gallery, Hackney Wick, London
it’s all done with tape recorders consider this machine and what it can do … you can study and analyze every pause and inflection of a recorded conversation … a tape recorder can play back fast slowly or backwards … play a sentence backwards and learn to unsay what you just said… such exercises bring you a liberation from old association locks– William Burroughs, The Invisible Generation.
Open Sound Group events give participants the opportunity to share ideas; talk about and demonstrate their practices and methods; form potential collaborative connections; and create sounds and record together. While the format of the day is open and flexible, one expected outcome is a series of recordings which will be released through the Open Sound Group netlabel. The event will take place at Elevator Gallery in Hackney Wick, East London.
The event is open to artists, musicians, composers and performers from any background. The one restriction specific to this event is that only analogue tape can be used, both as input source and recording medium. Four-track cassette and domestic reel-to-reel machines will be available on the day. http://opensoundgroup.wordpress.com/