Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Want some music around your neck?
What I found on "Supermarket", a highly interesting design web site, is a really pecular project; better said, an "improbable project", which, in fact, is the label under which the product has been presented.
The sonic fabric necktie is a design product created through the collaboration between Alyce Santoro and Julio Cesar. It is a tie made of 50 % recorded cassette tape and 50% colored thread. As Santoro writes on "Supermarket", by running a tape head on the fabric, you should be able to hear the sounds recorded on the same tape.
Santoro goes on explaining that "the idea behind the tie is that the wearer becomes a beacon for other-dimensional, intangible, subtle forces of good…much in the manner of a superhero. only this part of the superhero garb can be worn on the outside in the most conservative environment without detection!" (http://http//www.supermarkethq.com/product/recycled-cassette-tape-thin-necktie-2)
Doesn't it sound fabulously crazy?
If you were wandering what type of sounds you should expect to hear from this tie, the artist adds that "the sound collages recorded onto the tape for this batch of ties comes from my cd between stations, and is based on looped and layered samples collected on and under the streets of nyc".
Three words: new & cool. Thumbs up for this "improbable project"!
For more information about Alyce Santoro alias Alyce B. Obvious' s works, go and check out her website, 'cause it's too cool!