The Tape-Beatles


The Tape-beatles - Music With Sound (1991)


''Beginning with analog tape recorders, and later expanding to include digital technology and film media the group has used collage techniques to create works that challenge the notion of ''intellectual property''. Their works make extensive use of materials appropriated from various sources through a process they call "plagiarism".
The group's initial focus was to create music that made use of techniques borrowed from musique concrete, but applied to popular music context. To this end, they eschewed conventional musical instruments, instead contending that tape recording and the recording studio itself was their instrument.''

2 comments:

eleven said...

Thanks for posting this. In case anyone is interested, our crappy 90s-era website is at pwp.detritus.net and it contains more info about The Tape-beatles than anyone wants to know. (Sincerely, the Tape-beatles)

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