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Stylus + Astatine live recording from Sonic Circuits 2017 concert released on Soundcloud

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Stylus director Jim Adams posted the recording from the latest Stylus concert at Sonic Circuits 2017 to Soundcloud. This was a collaboration with French artist Astatine, involving an ensemble playing vinyl 7″ supplied by Astatine, supplemented by guitarists and video projections. Stylus exclusively uses Califone turntables sourced from elementary schools that updated their A/V equipment. As one of the turntablists, I find the description “pratfalls for multiple turntables” rather appropriate! More on the personnel and recording details below. You can check out the track on Soundcloud here.

STYLUS + ASTATINE
AT TO ER // APT TO ERR // WHO AM THE ONLY ONE
Live @ 2017 Sonic Circuits Festival
Rhizome DC . Washington DC USA . Sunday 17 September 2017

periodontic tablatures + pratfalls for multiple turntables, vinyl recordings, guitars + digital malfeasance

001 TWIN FORKS
002 UNFINISHED PLOT
003 REQUIREMENT FOR LOCAL CONTENT
004 SOUNDS FROM THE ATTIC

STYLUS turntable ensemble
JS Adams, artistic director + score . Califone . processing . visuals
Jeff Bagato, Califone
Chester Hawkins, Califone
Janel Leppin, Califone
RA Martini, Califone
Gary Rouzer, Califone
Keith Sinzinger, Califone
Chris Videll, Califone
Bianca Williford, Califone

Stéphane Récrosio / Astatine, vinyl + original source recordings

Jeff Barsky, guitar
Josh McDonald, guitar
Guillermo Pizarro, digital contributor

Mei Mei Chang, live infrared visuals

Steve Sanders, recording
Joseph Dress, video