In the spirit of the 1960s project of the Museum of Modern Art Oxford, to make contemporary art freely accessible to the widest audience, Open Music Archive produce an archive of recorded sounds – auditory traces of activity in the gallery, available for use by a future public, without restriction and beyond the scope of the current copyright term.
Tape hiss, voices, musical fragments, audience shuffles and applause, recorded at past public events, are digitised from videotapes and audio cassettes held in the Modern Art Oxford archive, to generate a new sonic inventory. In addition, samples have been ripped from chart hit records from 1966, the museum’s inaugural year. The artists process the archival sounds using emerging information retrieval technologies, to create a bank of source material.
Open Music Archive invite collaborators to reanimate the collected sounds, during a series of live public events that fast-forward to 2037, the year that much of the material will legally fall into public ownership.
This event will be live-streamed in collaboration with This is Tomorrow, watch it here:
Open Music Archive invite Warsaw-based electronic musician Lutto Lento to remix collected sounds ripped from audio cassettes in Modern Art Oxford’s archive and chart hit 7″ vinyl from 1966. One of a series of free live public events that fast forward to 2037, the year that much of the archive material will legally fall into public ownership.
Read more about KALEIDOSCOPE here.
Read more about A Moment of Grace here.
This event will be live-streamed below in collaboration with this is tomorrow, click here for more info.