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Writing On Air

In 1988, inside my studio located behind the garage of a renovated carriage house not far from the gates of the Great Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, I created a series of “razor castaways” that would embody or (better still) offer resistance to my still rather inchoate ideas about the flight/plight of the schizophonic text.

Process rules: Never take more than one day from start to finish; and let the razor do my thinking whenever possible.¬†With digital production in its infancy, I was still cutting 1/4″ tape by hand, with slivers of voices hanging from tie racks. The resulting collection was then sent forth into the K7 underground as a MINERVA EDITIONS release: