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Joe Colley

Trying to play Nothing (7")

Label: Meeuw Muzak

Format: 7"

Genre: Electronic

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A recording of Samuel Beckett’s “Text for Nothing #8” read by Jack McGowan 1958 (used without permission) is burned to a CDR with 99 index points. A Sony Discman in shuffle mode attempts struggles to play the disc. Electromagnetic signals of struggling CD player mechanics are recorded, edited and collaged into two pieces.

Joe Colley is a visual artist and composer based in Sacramento, CA. He investigates audio phenomena, using field recordings and electronics. He also records under the name Crawl Unit and he is the founder of the label Povertech Industries.

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Cat. number: MM053
Year: 2021

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