Listening to Rubbish: a live performance with compact audio cassettes

Wednesday 21st February. 4.15-5.30pm. Room Pg06.

This research seminar is a  performance lecture by Andy Birtwistle on the art of art of the audio cassette, starting with the big bang and ending in landfill. Andy will perform live with work from his Start Here cassette tape label, with visuals provided by 35mm slide projectorDescribed by Dr John Hails (Edinburgh Napier University) as “witty and thought-provoking”, this performance lecture aims to bring discerning listeners the finest in magnetic tape based media archaeological art.

Praise and condemnation for releases on the Start Here cassette label:

“Weird” – Spool’s Out Radio, Resonance FM

“It’s perfect. This is the most punk tape I can own. In anyone else’s hands it wouldn’t be nearly as punk”- Tabs Out

“I don’t think Andy Birtwistle comes up with something new; it is what it is, the sound of vinyl crackling. The concept is quite poor, the results are nothing you couldn’t do yourself” – Vital Weekly