Label: Alluvial Gold
Magneticae taeniae de 'Carpe Diem' (Tape Loops 01–12) is a collection of twelve cassette tape loops made from factory prerecorded cassette tapes purchased at 'Carpe Diem', a thrift store in Arnhem (NL). The original artefacts were transformed by cutting a short strip of tape at random and joining the two ends together. The result is a continuous loop and a new chance composition built from the fragments of existing recordings – eternal trance music made of leftover sounds. The process is a study of repetition used as a formula (or, almost a magical aid) for instantaneous composition. The 24 pieces were assembled as a new compilation cassette tape.