audio, portable cassette player, looping cassette tape, headphones - 2018

Position Normal - is a synthesized composition continually performed via looping cassette tape.

The original source material for the work comes from an art project I completed in elementary school (a drawing of a dinosaur made from dry beans strategically glued to poster board). Meant to accompany the physical work, a portable cassette stereo with an embedded microphone was used to make field recordings of perceived prehistoric ephemera to be aurally experienced when viewing the image.

Amongst the archived sounds found on the original tape were my naive attempts at playing a toy flute. “Position Normal” was formed by isolating these sections of the recording and converting them into MIDI data. This data was then output to an analog synthesizer and recorded directly to a looping cassette tape. The resulting recording serves as a collaboration between my current and former self.