Schaefer, Janek


AudiOh!: Appropriation, Accident and Alteration

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 11. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 71-76.


Language(s): English


Electroacoustic Instruments Turntablism Recycling Sampling


The major theme of the author’s work as a sound artist and musician has been the appropriation and alteration of sound and its existing reproduction systems. The three projects discussed here use familiar devices in ways that both usurp and extend their inherent characteristics and imperfections. As ideas, these projects all re-examine the use of the ready-made, be it with objects or with sounds.