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Self-recorded record, 2003

This vinyl record was made from traveling from Toronto, to Manhattan , to New Jersey and then back to Toronto to record the industrial sounds of a record being fabricated. An unanticipated problem arose, however. How do you fit 103 minutes of sound onto a 20-minute record? To solve this problem I sped up audio in post and had a record player modified to play back at 5.8 rpms. This work is a tribute to Robert Morris’s “Box with the Sound of its own Making” from 1961.