Lydenberg, Robin

1992

Sound Identity Fading Out: William Burroughs' Tape Experiments

In Kahn, D. & Whitehead, G. (eds.) Wireless Imagination: Sound, Radio, and the Avant-Garde. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 409-437.

Language(s): English

Keyword(s):

Discourse within Electroacoustic Music Text-sound Composition Tape Music Splicing

Abstract:

In this chapter, the author discusses William Burroughs’ tape recorder experiments in which he employed cutting and splicing techniques to interrogate language and the voice.