Turntable Strings

Gawthrop, Rob and Levene, Bob (2005) Turntable Strings. [Artwork]

Item Type: Artwork
Creators: Gawthrop, Rob and Levene, Bob
Abstract / Summary:

Limited edition 12” Vinyl Picture Disk with locked groove made by Automated Noise Ensemble (Gawthrop and Levene). Production funded by Arts Council England Yorkshire (£4,500).

This disc was derived from a performance (using digital photography, audio recording, lathe cutting and printing) that utilised DJ decks, transducers, string, sticky-tape, amplification and physical actions. A first version of the performance was presented at International 3 Gallery, Manchester in 2002. Another version included miniature video cameras that produced images of the strings hitting the transducers. The work explored disparities between what is seen and heard using the context of DJ-ing, but without records or stylus. Audibly, it consisted of a wide variety of clicks and scrapes that produce complex rhythms moving in and out of phase. The record consists of, on one side, an image of the strings on a turntable coincident with a locked groove (loop) of a recording of the same strings hitting a transducer. The second side consists of two versions plus two mixes by Chris Gladwin (University of Salford). ‘Turntable Strings’ was the first of an ongoing series of works concerned with records and the playing of them.

Official URL: http://www.boblevene.co.uk/automated/ane/Turntable...
Date: 1 December 2005
Additional Information: Automated Noise Ensemble has been researching, performing and exhibiting work since 2000 - work that explores relationships between the visual (including the appearance of musical instruments), music (sonority), sound (signification) and noise (the incidental or repellent). Other work by Automated Noise Ensemble has been performed and exhibited at Dundee Contemporary Art (November 2000), Festival of Computer Art, Maribor, Slovenia (June 2001), Manchester Corner House (November 2002), Globe Gallery North Shields (February 2005), Sonic Arts Network Expo 05(June 2005) and Mid-Pennine Arts Burnley (May 2006).
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Depositing User: Rob Gawthrop
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2014 10:46
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2014 10:46
URI: http://repository.falmouth.ac.uk/id/eprint/479

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