Lost, but not lost forever


/ Monica Vlad (RO)

“Lost, but not lost forever” is a sound performance that uses old media devices to create new soundscapes. The set-up consists of two cassette players that are continuously playing 3 changeable cassette tape loops, two radios which are playing random AM frequencies and create a depth to the sound. A sewing machine is the central piece of equipment, two piezo microphones are positioned on its surface to detect vibrations of the motor and transform them in audible waves. An adjacent rhythm is created by the needle perforating at the surface. A light sensor from a Signum device is used to create the principal beat and the bass. A small PCB (printed circuit board) is the last one to be added and used to close the performance.

Lost but not lost forever is a tribute to old media that doesn’t exist any longer or which is slowly going out of fashion – so called “dead media.”

All images by Monica Vlad