I like sending stuff by mail and today the idea of this traveling cassette tape came to me. Here’s what I was thinking;
- A cassette tape is shipped around the world to participats in the experiment.
- Each participant records a (short) segment to the tape - a field recording, a short composition, a sound, a voice etc. (we can specify this more if wanted, or not)
- Each participant sends the tape by mail to the next participant on the list
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~The Traveling Cassette Tape Project~
Registration is now closed. We have 40 participants in the project (!)
Spreadsheet - Traveling Cassette Tape
The list has been sortet with european countries first, followed by North America.
- Participants receive the cassette by mail and record a short piece of audio to the tape (music, field recording, voice, etc).
- max 2 minutes per artist
- Locate your position in the spread sheet and contact the lines-member listed after you for shipping details relevant to you
- Send the tape by mail to the next lines-member
Cassette recording rules:
- Please make sure to use only 1 side of the tape. Cassette decks with 4 recording tracks record two channels to side A and two channels to side B, which would «mess up the tape» for everyone else)
- Please make sure you’re recording in ordinary speed (many of the Tascam 4 tracks record in ‘high speed’ mode)
For this to work, it’s obviously essential that the tape is moving around and doesn’t stop at one location. Personally, I like the idea of not having a time frame on this. One participant might sit on the tape for a while before recording and sending it away to the next.
In the end we’ll have a cassette tape of various sound experiments. I was thinking we can record the tape and publish the collection on bandcamp, or make duplications of it if that’s of interest.