An experiment in primitive direct lathe cutting, embossed recording on silver foil.
Using a vintage home record lathe cutting machine, tracks created in the studio from playful combinations of amplified light and voice were cut onto thick adhesive silver foil. Made by embossing with wide grooves lubricated with bicycle oil, the needle also plays back the friction of the amplified surface as another layer of noise. Golding’s own sampled spoken words shift form and meaning, underpinned by her choice of opti-sonic noise devices bringing forth the impasto of electricity.
SPECIAL EDITION FOR ARTIST RUN FILM COLLECTIVE LABORBERLIN
Pictures In Your Mind (2min 45sec) & See and Hear (2min 15sec) / 2016 / 33 ½ rpm / sound by Sally Golding / direct lathe cut embossed recording on silver foil / recorded with Master Sound System Recording lathe cut by Edward Nowill / mixed by Spatial / edition of 4
Hand lathe cut foil disc
Watch a video of the lathe cutting
Cosmic Diatribe is an experiment in lathe cut audio recording which takes original vinyl ephemera, and translates it as a new hand cut object.
A playful individual listening experience for the gallery or home. Deleting large parts of the original recording of astrology readings– leaving behind only the comments perceived as negative– a new discourse of personality interrogation is formed, highlighting the sense of vitriol dialogue that reminds of of what is commonly experienced in the online domain. Using a home record lathe cutting machine, the sound was cut onto thick adhesive silver foil found in the skip of a glass manufacturer. Cut with a wide groove and lubricant, the sound is embossed onto the foil, the needle also playing back the friction of the amplified surface.
COMMISSIONED BY CONTEMPORARY ART TASMANIA FOR EXHAUST, 2015
3min 18sec, 33 ½ rpm, hand lathe cut recording on silver foil, lathe cut by Edward Nowill
Installation view, photo courtesy of Contemporary Art Tasmania
The Folklore of Plants Vol.1 | Folklore Tapes
Sally Golding – Milk Thistle track on The Folklore of Plants Vol. 1 vinyl LP, booklet, leaf and seed compilation.
A special vinyl release and pack by the brilliant and esoteric Folklore Tapes, UK. Researched and executed by 31 x artists / Thirty-one track twelve-inch vinyl and download code / 40 page A5 pamphlet includes plantlore and illustrations from artists and herbal medicine section by herbalist Zoe Naylor / 28 page pocket A6 booklet Oak, Fern and Daisy: ‘The Folklore, Culture and Magic of the Plant Kingdom’ By Jez Winship / Link to the 16mm film ‘Pattern of Light’ by Mary and David / All contents housed within a unique plant relief printed hand numbered manilla sleeve / Contains seed envelope harvested by FT group.
The Folklore of Plants compilation, courtesy of Folklore Tapes
Track listing, courtesy of Folklore Tapes
Milk Thistle image by Sally Golding to accompany track in Folklore of Plants booklet
Spatial-Golding: Capacities - Broken20
A hybrid sound, image and text release by Broken20.
“Capacities is the pair’s first audio release, comprised of two pieces. “Onkalo” spans a host of moods and textures in its 17 minutes, building from brittle and intricate flutters to strident, full-blooded bass pulses while maintaining a degree of minimalism throughout. Much like Spatial’s audiovisual feast ‘Primitives’(Broken20 12", DVD, data CD, 2015), it’s a masterclass in dynamic sound design." – Broken20
More about Spatial-Golding’s release on the Scottish label Broken20 here on Boomcat
High quality card A5 print of a new text by Sally Golding to accompany the audio by Spatial with contributions by Golding, and a glossy 7×5 photo print of found objects by Dave Fyans. Includes unlimited streaming of li_series 10 : Capacities via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
FEATURED ARTISTS: Sculpture / Will Ward / Some Truths / Spatial / Scanner / Tom White / Sally Golding / Merkaba Macabre / Dave Draper / Mark Peter Wright / Richard Pike / Audio Dependent / Matthias Kispert / Aboutface / Synthetics
Created as a ‘darkroom composition’– sound recordings taken from a flexi disc containing dialogue about past life regression along with vinyl library sound effects were digitised and reformatted as optical sound waveforms through the process of recording into a 16mm Auricon sound camera, hand processing the film, and contact printing the resulting waveforms into a composition– created in ‘one take’ through a meticulous manual system of photochemical printing. This long form esoteric composition was mixed in real time with an accompanying film loop and minimal intervention from amplified electronics including a strobe light. A very material investigation into the possibilities of re-working the optical soundtrack area of the industrial film sound system as a site for psychoacoustic radio play.
“In ‘Ghost – Loud + Strong’, Sally Golding deftly exploits precisely that flapping and buzzing embedded in the media that mutates, as it transmits from format to format, into recognisable sounds such as the swelling of a thunderstorm, layering in an impasto of noise. This is a sound artwork that began life as expanded cinema (its debut performance was at the 2012 Hackney Film Festival), yet its sonic textures originate from a found flexidisc inscribed with a voice narrating a woman’s past life regression, as it alternately emerges from and is obscured by the fog of multiple layers of reproduction." – Stuart Heaney, 2014
Psyché Tropes is the label from the creator of Hackney Film Festival dedicated to exploring the synaesthetic intersections between sound and its visual counterpart. Each HFF Vol. 1 [TROPES001] release comes with a 12 inch colour 16mm print with optical soundtrack.
Courtesy of Psyché Tropes
Film strip showing sections of Ghost - Loud + Strong printed to 16mm and included in the LP pack