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Re: Musique concrete revisited...

Wow, I haven't thought about Source magazine in a long, long time.
I remember that issue, and you are correct the magnetic surface was
stuck on a page. I think there were instructions as to how to rig up a
tape head. There was also a diagram or discussion on how to run the
head over the magnetic square.

On Aug 18, 2004, at 9:15 PM, Richard Zvonar wrote:

> At 4:51 PM -0400 8/18/04, bruce tovsky wrote:
>> on a similar front, with possible looping applications, is
>> an instrument i ran across researching 'bent electronics'...
>> basically, it was a large square surface that was comprised
>> of strips of 1/4" tape laid side-to-side. these strips are played
>> with a tape head held in the hand. one can play the strips
>> up and down, or for a wilder effect, sideways. the audio
>> examples were pretty interesting...
> There was something along these lines in an issue of Source: Music of 
> the Avant Garde (1967-72). This earlier instance was simpler, being 
> just a rectangle of magnetic oxide and a hand-held playback head. As I 
> recall the magnetic surface was bound right into the magazine.
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