how prayer flags inspired a fabric woven with sound

(Video link here.) After we posted a video of Bjork frolicking in her “bell dress”, we got an email from a reader alerting us to the “sonic fabric” designed by Alyce Santoro. It’s a fabric made from polyester thread and audiocassette tape recorded with intricate collages of sound so that it is, literally, woven with sound. This video tells the story of Santoro’s inspiration and process in making this wild stuff; it’s an interesting, curiously relaxing inside-look at the unexpected connections and associations that carried her along, as one idea led to another to another…

Meanwhile, here’s a 1 minute video of musician Jon Fishman wearing and playing his sonic fabric dress…

(Video link here.)


Thanks Norma Cross!!


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