Something About Tape


The reel-to-reel tape deck stand as the soloist of this ensemble!



Reel to Reel Tape Deck (featured)
Drum Set

This piece is entitled “Something about Tape” with the intention that the reel-to-reel tape deck stand as the soloist of this ensemble. I first thought to create this while playing songs at different speeds on the machine, and furthermore creating my own speeds by manually moving the tape. Amazed by the unique extent of sounds this machine could produce,  I needed to figure out a way to put all of them into one piece. My solution to solving that was to attach a loop pedal to the tape deck to be able to show an audience all of these different sounds at the same time, in real time.