A.J. Cornell / S* - Private Telephone 1981 / TACLERON 1999
Split collaboration of found sounds and wiretaps, a two-part dissection of the overheard and the understated sources of power, from secret affairs to police surveillance. Discovering an old cassette tape in an antique dresser, a.j. cornell unravelED the erotic tension between two lovers attempting to keep their politically-explosive affair under control, constructing a strangely seductive soundscape during a live radio-art performance at Montréal’s CKUT 90.3FM. Recovering long lost tapes of the N30 protests (the Battle of Seattle), s* composed a tense montage from the police scanner, combatting surveillance and arrest activities with frequency and noise manipulation.