Are Those Dogs In The Basement?

Hello. Three cheers if you got here by clicking on a link on the Resonance FM website some time between the hours of 22.30 and 23.00 on Saturday 28.04.2012. Three cheers indeed.

I hope you enjoyed trying to guess whether the mystery item was a window, a wall, an orange or Mr. Benedict. Or hearing about the Benedict’s adventures ordering sherry.  And if this is your first visit to my site, feel free to have a look round, and perhaps buy yourself a cassette.  If, on the other hand, you have absolutely no idea what I’m on about, don’t worry. It was just my little attempt to use up thirty minutes of spare airtime with something silly. I’ll fill you in on the details later.

Anyway, here’s another teaser from my on-going tape-loop project in the Bush House basement, fresh off the spools from last night. Once again this piece was made entirely using two tape machines, a recording of a door handle and precious little else. As you can hear, the tape loop was suffering slightly by the end of the evening, and the title comes from the condition it was in once I’d finished. The poor thing has made several thousand trips round the machine by now, I’ll wager. At one point I almost thought we were going to have to abort, but it held in there:

Work continues on the project slowly but surely. Please also note the picture taken by celebrated Lomographer Hannah Brown, who was recently my guest at Bush House and took a whole roll of beautiful photos of the building in it’s final days as the home of a major international broadcaster.  All will shortly be unveiled. Sorry to be continuously dangling the carrot like this. But I’m afraid I must dash as I have to lock up the studio early. Please excuse the mess.

Yours in haste,

RTF.

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