|MEDIUM||Rectified readymade, sound sculpture|
|MATERIAL||Modified record player, servo motor, MEMS microphone, custom 3D printed parts and enclosures, ground vinyl records, steel plate, microcontroller|
|DIMENSIONS||14 x 14 x 4 in. (LWH)|
Record Maker (No. 1) is a modified turntable that traces its needle along a bed of ground 12” vinyl recordings -- activated by listening to sounds in real-time.
The work registers the amplitude and ambient sounds in the space and etches its own iteration of “grooves” that would be found on a traditional record. This piece challenges the original function of a record player by reversing its defined purpose of something to be heard and instead, operating to attentively listen and create its own record according to the sounds that it hears.
2019 - Gallery 1265, Toronto, ON