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Music for Two Tape Recorders by Arrington de Dionyso

Album Description

Music For Two Tape Recorders, view of recycled bookcase exteriors with interior in foreground
Music for Two Tape Recorders, view of cassettes
Released:April 24th, 2009

Music for Two Tape Recorders is a double cassette spontaneous composition ultimately performed by the listener using two tape players. The source tapes consist of simultaneous recordings of improvisations made by Arrington on two different tape recorders, each with their own timing, sound, and mechanical idiosyncrasies.

The original double cassette release came packaged in recycled bookcases from abundant copies of discarded romance and fiction novels, hand screenprinted at sPLeeNCoFFiN HQ with drawings made by Arrington on a bench at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.  Included inside the case was this explanatory note: "simultaneous recordings made on two tape recorders, 10-8-08.  for best results, play both cassettes at the same time, starting at any section on either cassette."

This digital version of the release includes each side of both source tapes (A1, A2, B1, and B2), as well as four different variations of the "completed" piece (A1+A2, B1+B2, A1+B2, and A2+B1), starting at the beginning of each side.  

To simulate the ideal double tape recorder environment, the two cassette sources are panned left (tape A) and right (tape B) on the combined selections.



Music for Two Tape Recorders
01. side A1 (22:05)
02. side A2 (20:50)
03. side B1 (22:12)
04. side B2 (21:00)
05. sides A1 + B1 (22:12)
06. sides A2 + B2 (21:00)
07. sides A1 + B2 (22:05)
08. sides A2 + B1 (22:12)

Music for Two Tape Recorders by Arrington de Dionyso is licensed under a Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License.
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spleencoffin on 02/15/12 at 05:04AM
I highly recommend sides A2 + B2.
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