Projected Music (Beta SX edition) is a 60-minute videocassette release of an audiovisual meltdown utilizing 2 x 5-inch Projected Music discs. Sutherland’s camcorders and zoetropes are combined with McInerney’s video hardware while Hayhurst’s multilayered 5-inch grooves are mixed into oblivion. All videocassettes come with digital downloads of Projected Music and Projected Reworks.
Original zoetrope discs and audiovisual work by Sculpture for Electronic at the Design Museum in London from April 2020. These are some of the earliest discs we used in our live performances, dating from around 2010, and were made by glueing paper to vinyl records. Now, as we use so many images during each show, we don’t stick them to a heavy polymeric substance. Reuben Sutherland has probably made more than 500 zoetrope designs, many lost in chaos, though we try to archive them. The designs are intended to be filmed with a video camera (shooting at 25 fps with an extremely fast shutter speed) suspended above the disc which usually rotates at 45 RPM. Some designs are intended to be rotated at different speeds and sometimes a single design contains elements that work at a variety of speeds.
The exhibition first opened at Paris Philharmonie in 2019.
Projected Music is a 5-inch zoetrope picture disc containing 26 locked grooves. Each loop is 1.33 seconds in duration cut at 45rpm reaching a total playing time of 34.58 seconds although the loops are intended to be played at any speed. In the possession of two or more disks, the listener can interact with a modular album whereby the source material is open to interpretation. Despite its minimalist size and composition, this release is intended as an LP. With the expansive nature of the turntable, there are almost limitless possibilities.
Remixes by Maria Chavez, Philip Jeck, Janek Schaefer, Mariam Rezaei, Me, Claudius, Graham Dunning and Tom Richards accompany the 5-inch as a free download. All 8 remixes are also available as a standalone digital release, Projected Reworks.
A01. projected music A02. cortices jumped A03. miscued project A04. just coerced imp A05. comedic jet spur A06. mr jest occupied A07. jet rump codices A08. soccer jump diet A09. cupric jested om A10. uric mop dejects A11. stoic jump creed A12. mu dice projects A13. croci steed jump
Recorded during our mind fraying (for us at least) 3 day audio/visual installation/performance in the Funkhaus Berlin for Ableton Loop, November 2017. Thanks everyone who dropped by the Polymedia Studio for some auxiliary perceptual stimulation.