Loop: A Circular Ferric Memory in Slow Decline

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620469
Title:
Loop: A Circular Ferric Memory in Slow Decline
Authors:
Dalgleish, Mat ( 0000-0003-3697-8556 )
Abstract:
The author describes the manipulation of time and memory in LOOP, a tape-based sound installation started in 2004. Many of my artworks are hybrid assemblages of obsolete and contemporary technology. The use of the obsolete is most immediately apparent in LOOP, a long-running (2004-present) sound installation built out of a Fostex X-34 four track recorder and C90 cassette tape. The Fostex X-34 is in many ways unexceptional: its sound and build quality are adequate at best. Indeed, most notable is perhaps that, by the time of its release in April 2000, it was arguably already rendered obsolete by the rise of MiniDisc recorders and audio-capable home computers. Nevertheless, the X-34 fitted the modest budget of a Birmingham schoolboy, and I acquired a lightly used and moderately discounted ex-demo unit about three months after its launch. The accessibility of the cassette tape was also key: while its popularity had significantly diminished after its late 1980s peak, blank tapes remained readily locally available.
Publisher:
MIT Press
Journal:
Leonardo Music Journal
Issue Date:
Dec-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620469
Additional Links:
http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/lmj
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0961-1215
Appears in Collections:
FOA

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dc.contributor.authorDalgleish, Maten
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-10T14:16:38Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-10T14:16:38Z-
dc.date.issued2017-12-
dc.identifier.issn0961-1215en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620469-
dc.description.abstractThe author describes the manipulation of time and memory in LOOP, a tape-based sound installation started in 2004. Many of my artworks are hybrid assemblages of obsolete and contemporary technology. The use of the obsolete is most immediately apparent in LOOP, a long-running (2004-present) sound installation built out of a Fostex X-34 four track recorder and C90 cassette tape. The Fostex X-34 is in many ways unexceptional: its sound and build quality are adequate at best. Indeed, most notable is perhaps that, by the time of its release in April 2000, it was arguably already rendered obsolete by the rise of MiniDisc recorders and audio-capable home computers. Nevertheless, the X-34 fitted the modest budget of a Birmingham schoolboy, and I acquired a lightly used and moderately discounted ex-demo unit about three months after its launch. The accessibility of the cassette tape was also key: while its popularity had significantly diminished after its late 1980s peak, blank tapes remained readily locally available.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMIT Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/lmjen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjecttapeen
dc.subjectsonic arten
dc.subjectsound arten
dc.subjectobsolescenceen
dc.subjectmemoryen
dc.titleLoop: A Circular Ferric Memory in Slow Declineen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalLeonardo Music Journalen
dc.date.accepted2017-04-
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rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW100517MDen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-12-01en
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