Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Spirit Horn Studio

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the amazing studio of composer Aleksander Kolkowski in the company of EVP researcher and recording artist Michael Esposito. During the course of the afternoon I recorded a short reading from Welcome to Mars onto an Edison phonograph under Aleksander’s supervision, then Michael ran an EVP session in the studio immediately afterwards with some fascinating results. You can read a full account of what happened by clicking here and here. I thought Found 0jects regulars might be interested in some views of the studio, and the collection of mechanical sound reproduction devices, horns and wax cylinders that Aleks has created there, so here you go. The bottom image of the four shows Michael holding his MP3 machine up one of the phonograph horns suspended from the ceiling in a gesture that is as evocative as it is symbolic.

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