rene hell live on krui 09/21/2009;
here’s an mp3 stream/download of keith fullerton whitman’s “dream house variations” 4xcs released on arbor earlier this year. this recording is a 6 hour 13 minute 12 second excerpt of a 24 hour continuous performance of the set based on the instructions below:
“4 x auto-reverse cassette decks, each plugged into a different amplifier / stereo speaker-set (or 4 x boom-boxes with detachable speakers) in the far corner(s) of a room (wood floor, no carpeting) – speakers for each corner / unit should be placed as far apart as possible to accentuate the inter-channel movement of each taped component.
start all decks simultaneously ; there will be short pauses at the end of each tape-side as the decks flip, then 1-minute silence(s) at the end(s) of the second side(s) of each tape. as the tapes begin to loop, they synchronize in different ways, causing an endless array of variations.
use of different brands / models of tape-deck / boom-box recommended. play loud, quietly, or anywhere in between. adjust individual components to taste ; use of fast-forward, reverse, & tape-speed manipulation encouraged.”
outtakes from upcoming arbor tape “radio flower”