CIRCULAR TIME :: cellphone-tune PLINKO.. as 1800s Edison cylinder!
I am thrilled to share exciting news of the release of cellphone ditty PLINKO as an 1800′s Edison wax cylinder — as part of the unique wax cylinder archive, recorded and curated by the brilliant Aleks Kolkowski.
Connected up through WIRE magazine, where I first befell upon this man’s wonderful machinations and installations, and works — when the lovely Kurt Gottschalk wrote about the Stone show in that month’s issue as well– I found out about Aleks’ remarkable cylinder archival series, which would feature a wide range of adventurous acoustic music, electronic music, experiments, field recordings, poetry and prose, voices and songs, by a wide variety of artists including Simon Waters, Ikue Mori, Phil Niblock, Tetsuo Kogawa, Robert Yates, Jaap Blonk, and more.
As every speaker is a mic, and mic a speaker — Aleks utilizes and resurrects the oldest Edison players to lathe sound on to the record. I was thrilled to hear he was just as excited about this idea, and we are both very proud to announce this modern antique relic, which strangely manifested (I learned later) on the memorial anniversary of my father’s passing of March 19th, the evening of the enormous full moon perigee.. Ah cycles perfecta.
All the entries have been recorded and reproduced mechanically and acoustically, using horns and early 1900s Edison phonographs | more info >>>