Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Sonic Fabric

...and probably tougher to clean than Ultra-suede!

(via Cory, BoingBoing)
SonicFabric is "a sound-emitting textile made from recycled audio cassette tape."

This dress, created especially for Phish percussionist Jon Fishman (and modeled after one he traditionally wears), contains a special sound collage composed of the musician's personal inspirations, including Jimi Hendrix, Sun Ra, Led Zeppelin, Prince, Ella Fitzgerald, and Bob Marley, and lectures by Robert Thurman, Joseph Campbell, and Terrence McKenna. The dress was "played" for the first time in public (using custom palm-mounted tape head apparatus) during a Phish concert in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 16, 2004 in front of 20,000 people. Link

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