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sonic fabric garments galicia

The special Galician-edition of Sonic Fabric was made into garments by students at
the University of Vigo - Adrian Rivas, Antonio Santos, and David Del Rio. Exibition
and live performance took place at the Cidade da Cultura in Santiago de Compostela
on December 14. 2011.

 

sonic fabric voidness dress
Photo by Erik Gould, courtesy RISD Museum

VOIDNESS DRESS, Sonic Fabric A-line dress and apron with velvet "voidness"
(or silence) patch. Recorded with"Sounds of 1/2 Life" Edition. 2008.

"Voidness is Matter, Matter is Voidness." - The Heart Sutra

 

Sonic Fabric Tell-Tail Thangkas (Sails)
Photo courtesy Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

TELL-TAIL THANGKAS, 9'x9' set of 5 prototype sailboat sails inspired by Tibetan
prayer flags and tell-tails (wind indicators) made of cassette tape often used on sailboats.
Each color in the stripe pattern represents a musical note to form a readable musical score.
Recorded with "Sounds of 1/2 Life" Edition. 2007

 

sonic fabric shaman superhero

SONIC SUPERHERO DRESS #1. Half beige and half gray, this is the first piece woven
from 100 individual cassette tapes recorded with a range of sounds (mix tapes, ocean surf,
Laurie Anderson, Beethoven, The Beatles,my high school punk band, etc.). 2003.

 

tell-tail thangkas sails gasser grunert

TELL-TAIL THANGKAS (AFTER SANDY): 21' tall brown Sonic Fabric recorded with the
Between Stations Sound Collages (sounds of NYC) installed at Gasser-Grunert Gallery,
just restored after having been destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. 2013.

 

jon fishman's musical suit

FISHDRESS (THE MUSICAL SUIT. Custom-made musical instrument/garment for Phish
percussionist Jon Fishman woven from sounds culled from his personal audiotape collection
(Sun Ra, Hendrix, Coltrane, etc.). This dress was worn and "played" using tape head gloves
on stage during a Phish show in Las Vegas in 2003
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