( ) record, 2007
33rpm vinyl phonograph record
side 1 : ( ) autecicadas
side 2 : ( ) ocean_db_crash_nue
"autecicadas" was created with field recordings as a source. The sound of cicadas is mixed with an ambient pulse of processed environmental sound. "ocean_db_crash_nue" consists of layers of found sound and ambient noise that is sequenced to create drones while the computer skips as a result of being overwhelmed by data which fades into an ethereal ambient crescendo. Some copies of this recording have been given to turntablists as a source to deconstruct / reconstruct in improvisational performances. The sound of the record will change and disintegrate—pops and scratches will emerge in the recording over time. Each play of the record will be a sonic event that is unique to the environment, device, and context in which it is played. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Jeremy D. Slater is a sound artist, but also works with video and sound in performance and installation settings. He uses his laptop computer to create a variety of sound, image, and interactive work. Slater was one of the 1999 recipients of the Computer Art Fellowship from New York Foundation of the Arts (NYFA) and has exhibited and performed nationally and internationally. www.jeremyslater.net, www.parenthesismusic.com