Thursday, 25 June 2009

about the News for Tomorrow...

i will not record as Burroughs' idea. but play back the interview recording which already made by the journalists with their interviewees.
some other recorders will be set as "recording standby" to capture the sound of office. then earphones plugged in it will generate self feedback sound. but i will record some sound document which contain both real time sound and feedback sound.
sorry for my English...


see this picture: earphone out from the recorder is close to the microphone of the recorder. the microphone listens to both environment sound and the sound from earphone. this will generate feedback.
here is a short piece i recorded. while my friend Wu Na playing Guqin. the feedback sound is variational since i have moved the earphone as play an instrument:
http://www.yanjun.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/0626/withwuna.mp3
this is what the recorder documented. if you stand around you will only hear tiny feedback sound and full volume Guqin sound since the earphone is far from your ear...

this installation will be move to an exhibition space for about a week, then back to the office.

my interest is: information feedback. 1, the earphone and microphone of recorder (medium) now makes it listens to itself (feedback of present sound); 2, the old interview recording was abandon after the news been published. now bring them back to office (medium) where the new news was produced (feedback through time); 3, all the sound in the space now are all talking about themselves: news, information, document etc. 4, these small sounds will change the sound environment to a little bit dizzy. as visually, the mess, the information ocean...

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