blackbirdonline journalSpring 2011  Vol. 10  No. 1

Mother of Invention

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I recently put together a sound collage on Hiroshima, Oppenheimer, and the bomb. It’s a fifteen minute found-sound piece that reconstructs the beginning of the cold war from fragments of sound and culminates with the stunning survival narrative of Takuo Matsumoto. Though the topic is a bit grim, The collage portrays history as an imaginary space where sound collides with language.

Imagine Walter Benjamin’s Angel of History turning the radio dial.  end

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