Glissando - #23: Cassette Tape
New title in our collection! A wonderful magazine made in Warsaw, Poland, on sound and sound art.
The mobile cassette recorder in Poland and Eastern Europe, in the communist era, was often used in everyday life as the tactics of resistance to regimes of power and symbolic violence (as a cultural memory, tactical medium or dissident activity). To circulate art, political speeches, satire and underground music avoiding censorship.
Today cassette tape still produces the cultural dreams, phantasms and memories: recording process as a metaphor; cleaning the tapes, erasing the memories, deleting the history; tape hiss and „the uncanny”. MC is the new, old thing. Authors include: Dariusz Brzostek (editor), Paweł Bohuszewicz, Maciej Byliniak, Olga Drenda, Rigels Halili, Antoni Michnik, Tomasz Misiak, Radosław Sirko and Justyna Stasiowska. All texts in this focus are in English and a compilation tape comes with it: “The Sounds of Deep Poland”, produced by Noisen Records especially for Glissando.
New Music in Eastern Europe presenting Polish composers Dominik Karski (interview by Ewa Szczecińska and Jan Topolski), Artur Kroschel (portrait by Ewa Fabiańska-Jelińska), Sławomir Wojciechowski (Blind Spot manifesto and interview by Adrians Borowska, Paweł M. Krzaczkowski and Jan Topolski) and Dobromiła Jaskot.
Middle Generation. Various authors write about some fascinating phenomena in neighbouring countries: Ukrainian Ensemble Nostri Temporis (Monika Pasiecznik), Russian label Fancy Music (Matej Kratochvil) and Romanian composer Corneliu Dan Gergescu (Tomasz Kamiński).
this issue is from June 2014, A4 format, around 100 pages.