Masamitsu Araki, Magnetic Sampler, 2018

Wood, magnetic tape, reproducing head

This instrument produces sound by taking sections of magnetic tape – which have been removed from plastic cassettes and stuck onto wooden planks – and sliding them back and forth over playback, or reproducing, heads – which have been taken out of cassette players. You can see lots of ‘samples’ stuck on different sized pieces of wood, tangled or hanging down. Find the samples you enjoy and experiment by sliding them over the tape head in the direction given by the arrow. If the sound is too small, or backwards, flip the tape and try again.

荒木優光《マグネティック・サンプラー》 2018



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