TURNTABLE DRAWINGS

an ongoing collaboration with printmaker Jon Fischer

Turntable Drawings uses a collection of custom-made records as the focal point for interactive installation, sound compositions, visual art, and other interdisciplinary collaborations. Beginning with the idea of a record as both a sculptural and sonic print, Jon and I fabricated over fifty handmade resin records imprinted with mathematical textures, original recorded material, and direct casts of existing LPs that include some of history's earliest recorded sounds. This growing and ever-evolving record collection, the turntable apparatus itself, and the conceptual ideas they present (imprint, loops, cycles, centrality) have been used to create a variety of media.

Turntable Drawings has been presented at exhibitions and public programs in several galleries in the Bay Area, including the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts at the Minnesota Street Project, the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts, the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, and the Center for New Music.

[Jon Fischer]

TURNTABLE DRAWINGS AT MCEVOY FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS

a series of record-centric collaborations, including:

  • musical performances with Theresa Wong, Jeff Denson and Mana Trio

  • spoken word performances by Michael Wayne Turner III and Roy Doughty

  • a record divination stand run by Amy Foote

  • record origin stories written and illustrated by elementary schoolers

TURNTABLE DRAWING NO.13

public installation for turntables, custom records, four musicians and video

TURNTABLE DRAWING NO.20

installation for three turntables, three saxophones on three video monitors, scroll-scores, and optional live saxophones

TURNTABLE DRAWING NO.25

composition for six voices, three saxophones, three turntables, combs

Turntable Drawing No. 25 - excerpt
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TURNTABLE DRAWING NO.8

composition for eight turntables without records

Turntable Drawing No. 8 - excerpt
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