"For Radio On" is 6 episodes towards a reflexion on cassettes, a tribute to the “tape in a box” which celebrates her 50 years in 2013. This special program for Radio On can be also considered as an outlet of what goes on in my laboratory under the roof, with the aim to look for new personal ways to use cassette tapes in my performances and materials in my work of composition.
Episode #3 - EPW OFF
Looking for new personal ways to use cassettes for performances and composition, “EPW OFF” is the third episode produced by Anton Mobin of an ongoing serie of 6 programs celebrating cassette tapes to be
broadcasted on Radio On by Adrian Shephard and Rinus van Alebeek.
Since many years, I used to record my daily report on micro-cassette with a dictaphone. More or less elaborated, these raw pieces of archive have never been edited or broadcasted. It’s more a dark side of my fear of "not-recording" and missing a crunchy moment.
I found recently near Voltaire a perfect new walkman sony TCM-400 with two reading speeds and a pitch which give more possibilities to play with this walkman during and after the recording and which also alters the process of next reports.
This journal is focused only on the production of the first cassette of the catalog H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record, “Early Piano Works” by Rinus van Alebeek, recording on cassette c90 between March and April 2013. An important moment for our small label with a run through Paris, by way of the printer at Faidherbe Chaligny, a main character, Lysvia Maïz’ show room at Parmentier to test the first white ink, Père Lachaise to buy a new white ink, Alexandre Dumas to assemble the cover. Then, two rendez-vous : with Emmanuel Rébus close to Bibliothèque François Mitterrand before his travel to New-York and with Guillaume Siffert at La Chapelle to bring back tapes in Berlin.