Performance at Abasement, an experimental series at Max Fish.

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Tuning. (Photo by Paul Rho)

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Transmitter. (Photo by Paul Rho)

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More tuning. (Photo by Paul Rho)

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Logo.

2016

Particulate Matter is an experiment in spatialized sound and micro radio, employing decaying, discarded and hacked technology. It explores themes of technological obsolescence and reclamation at a time when Norway is beginning to phase out FM radio; and when manufacturers worldwide are ceasing the production of all varieties of tape players. A series of cassette recordings are informed by the Musique Concrète movement, and the phenomenon of 1980's DIY cassette trading. The recordings incorporate found musical toys and resonant, non-musical objects (metal poles, drinking vessels, and cookware). The sounds are broadcast from a series of hand-constructed FM transmitters to a series of salvaged radios, boomboxes, and alarm-clocks positioned around the space. Listeners can gather and hear the signals overlapping, fluctuating, and intruding upon one another.

Particulate Matter is: Amelia Marzec and Robert Mayson
Recording musician: Masami Tomihisa
Sponsors: Flux Factory, Make Music New York/Make McCarren Park Weird, Materials for the Arts/A.I.R. Gallery, New American Sweatshop

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