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All that is not The Beatles, and therefore not Abbey Road, 2001 Exhibition
Akademie der Künste am Hanseatenweg Playable negative casts of The Beatles »White Album«
Everything Starts on A, Everything Ends on B, 2006 Exhibition
Akademie der Künste am Hanseatenweg Score
Everything Starts on A, Everything Ends on B, 2006, © Dave Allen
In 2001 I was working on an exhibition at The Showroom in London. I wanted to include a »London« based piece, in the show, which was to be a continuation of an ongoing project whereby I make ambient recordings of particular sound studios and concert halls. My first choice was Abbey Road Studios, arguably the most famous studios in the world, mainly due to the fact that the Beatles made the majority of their recordings there. I approached the studios requesting permission to make a recording of the studio‘s ambience. However, the management would not grant me such permission, fearing, I imagine, that I would bootleg and misuse the ‚sound‘ and reputation of the studios. Abbey Road Studios have in the past been victim to ingenious bootleggers who have gone on to make considerable profit from their efforts.
Around the same time I had been experimenting with a record making sculpture process – a take on home remixing that focussed the plundering of the recomposed sound(s) obtained on a physical manifestation rather than an extrapolated dub of what was there already – I made my own records from casting other records in epoxy resin. The result is a negative of the original, they play backwards and the stereo channels are out of synch with one another by one groove.
When Abbey Road Studios said no, it occured to me to bring the two ideas and the incident together and I decided to make a recording of »not« the studio sound. Its metaphorical negative, so to speak. I made negative casts of a recording made there. I chose the Beatles‘ »White Album« for its infamy and its ambiguity. It is probably the most debated Beatles album. The four Beatles were hardly ever in the studio at the same time during its recording. Barely able to stand each others company, it marked the beginning of the end for The Beatles as a band. [Dave Allen]
Adel Abdessemed/Silvia Ocougne
Dave Allen
Alfred Behrens
Maria Blondeel
Reinhard Blum/Uwe Bressnik
Jens Brand
Candice Breitz
Building Transmissions & Douglas Park
Janet Cardiff/George Bures Miller
Nicolas Collins
Alvin Curran
Joanna Dudley
Ulrich Eller
David First
Nina Fischer/Maroan el Sani & Robert Lippok
Terry Fox
Bernhard Gál
Seppo Gründler
Gut & Rist aka Gutarist
Carl Michael von Hauswolff & freq_out orchestra
Susan Hiller
Robert Jacobsen
Rolf Julius
Georg Klein/Steffi Weismann
Katjia Kölle
Christina Kubisch
Hans Peter Kuhn
Tilman Küntzel
Kalle Laar
Donatella Landi
Bernhard Leitner
Aernout Mik
Robin Minard
Ricardo Miranda Zuñiga
Helen Mirra
Michael Muschner
Carsten Nicolai
Andreas Oldörp
Finnbogi Pétursson
Werner Reiterer
Robin Rimbaud aka scanner
Julian Rosefeldt
Klara Schilliger/Valerian Maly
society of algorithm [Guy van Belle/Akihiro Kubota]
Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag
tamtam [Sam Auinger/Hannes Strobl]
Ana Torfs
Edwin van der Heide
Maurice van Tellingen
Stephen Vitiello
Kris Vleeschouwer
Heinz Weber
Achim Wollscheid
Miki Yui
Artur Zmijewski

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