Pre Order:: I've all paid up on these & they are on their way from US shortly - we aim to ship within 14-21 days of 10 July
Edition of 72
Three cassettes in separate o-cards, shipped together with a detailed information sheet. The cassettes include c90, c60, and c30 (mislabeled as a C32) and comes with additional track list and information
No distribution outside of the norent circle.
18 anonymous artists, American or living in the USA, listed as artist one, artist two etc. The same number represents the same project each time. The running order is the same artists. If say "artist 10" suddenly changes styles on one of of the tapes its because "artist 10" has range. I removed many artists (including myself) to ensure it had a deep range of styles.
Each artist was asked to use John Cage’s "Fontana Mix" as source material for a new piece. Their only instructions were to perform live, and have the master to me in an unheard of 7 days. "Live" could mean anything as long as they sent a single take. The pieces averaging between 7-20 minutes and were uniformly cut to identical lengths for each length of tape. All cuts were hard cuts or micro-fades, except in preservation of a few natural fades.
"When I hear what we call music, it seems to me that someone is talking. And talking about his feelings, or about his ideas of relationships. But when I hear traffic, the sound of traffic—here on Sixth Avenue, for instance—I don't have the feeling that anyone is talking. I have the feeling that sound is acting. And I love the activity of sound ... I don't need sound to talk to me." - Johnny Cage