I am beginning to have concerns about the digital world we live in these days. It is fine for one way autonomous rants and monologues (as I am demonstrating here), but there is a real disconnect from the human side of information sharing and communication. No one records mp3s of themselves talking and sends them to relatives like they used to do with tapes.
The sound works that i am exploring deal with this disconnection by reconnecting with the analog medium of tape. Tape is so much more rich and personal than any digital recording medium. In the digital world 3 generations of a copy means nothing. All the copies are more or less perfect copies of the original. Without a trail of obvious degradation to define them as copies, their context as appropriated objects vanishes, and their origins are lost. With tape you can hear all the generations that preceded the recording you are listening to. Most other analog mediums are the same, and all tell a generational story. photocopies, records, vcr tapes. I find it utterly ironic that the concept of generation loss is lost on this new generation that is growing up digital.