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Friday, 14 June 2013

Sonic neckties created out of old cassette tape.

A new range of sonic fabric neckties has been designed, which are made of old cassette tape and could be played and could be played using a converter tape player. Artist and sound designer Alyce Santoro has released the neckties in collaboration  with fashion designer Julio Cesar. The Textile is 50% cassette tape and 50% polyester thread, it has consistency of denim, but is able to play audio. Half beige and half gray, the 'sonic superhero dress' was the first garment Santoro made in 2003. The sound the tie make is, according to Santoro, "like scratching five record backwards at once." It used 100 individual cassette tapes recorded wit a range of sounds - mix tapes, ocean surf, Lauri Anderson, Beethoven, The Beatles and her high school punk band.  


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