SoniCraft > Spinning No. 1 & No. 2


Spinning No. 1 is a homage to Steve Reich's "Pendulum Music". It consists of two performers, one operating an amplified drum carder, and one operating a spinning wheel. The drum carder provides the material for the spinner. The spinning wheel has been outfitted with a mic that is directly lined to a speak which is facing the wheel. As the spinner operates the wheel the mic passes the speaker causing feedback.

Spinning 2
Spinning Wheels, wireless microphones, speakers, Cotton
Duration: One Week
is an ancient textile art in which plant, animal or syntetic fiber are twisted together to form yarn. For thousands of years, fibers was spun by hand using simple tools, the spindle and distaff. Only in the high Middle Ages did the spinning whell increase the output of individual spinners, and mass-production only arose in the 18th centry with the beginnings of the industrial revolution. (Twist, ply, wooleen, worsted, short-draw, long-draw)
A disc Jockey, also known as DJ is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience. Originally, disk referred to phonograph records, while disc referred to the compact disc, and has become the more common spelling. Today the term includes all forms of music playback, no matter what the source. (AM, FM, shortwave, digital, or internet, cueing, equalization, audio mixing, beatmatching, phrasing, slip cueing, turntablism, cutting, beat juggling, scratching, needle drops, phase shifting, back spinning)
Storytelling (Spinning Yarns)-
is the conveying of events in words images and sounds often by improvisation of embellishment. Stories or narratives have been shared in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, cultural preservation and in order to instill moral values. Crucial elements of stories and storytelling include plot, characters and narrative point of view.

Spinning 2 is the collection of narratives surrounding a group of cotton spinners. The audio collected will be sent to various experimental radio stations around the country to be broadcast. This piece is part of a larger installation and curated show entitled "Historicity". The yarn spun will be contributed to a larger evolving-installation/sculpture throughout the duration of the exhibition.