EAR, from a boot sale BSR from Newton Abbott Recycling centre Dansette Bermuda from Pete Bush, from a boot sale Ultra from Magaret ITT from Veteran Horse Charity Shop

33 2/3 - Graphic from a Russian Pronunciation Flexidisc

Using a collection of found and donated record players, mixers and 33 records, 33 years and 8 months of music listening was condensed into an extended record playing presentation. Guests affected the sounds by choosing records, tying tone arms, controlling mixers and joining in with other instruments.

This playful and irreverent work addresses our relationship to familiar music and through disruption, duration and collaboration, allows the development of new work with a new musical vocabulary while also examining the properties of time as a destructive force within the creative process.

The performance was in the studio and broadcast using Livestream, a streaming service allowing any number of viewers but needing a high speed internet connection. Extracts from the performance can be found below and on youtube. The complete archive (as much as there is) should now be available on Livestream and can be selected through the on demand function. (Livestream player below).


33 & 2/3 - Beginning
U2 X4

Photos from the studio

These were records used during the 33hours and 40min
(Selected by Jacob Whittaker, Louise Bird, Sam Knight and Lou Laurens.
links open photos on flickr with more information)

50 Kiddies Favourites
Blondie - Parallel Lines(x3); Eat to the Beat(x2); Plastic Letters
The Beatles - Help!; Yellow Submarine; Abbey Road; 1967-70
Dire Straits - Money for Nothing; Brothers in Arms
Eurythmics - Touch
Musical Youth -The Youth of Today
Now Thats What I Call Music I
Chart Hits 83
U2 - Joshua Tree (x4)
Queen - A Night at the Opera(x2); Sheer Heart Attack; Flash; At the Beeb; A Kind of Magic
T-Rex Collection
Gene Pitney Sings Bacharach, David & others
Jefferson Airplane - Bless its Pointed Little Head
INXS - Kick
Chemical Brothers - Music:Response
The Kinks - Well Respected Kinks
Phil Collins - No Jacket Required
Bruce Forsyth - The Musical Side of Bruce
2001 A Space Odyssey OST
Julian Cope - My Nation Underground
Hits 3
Neil Young - Harvest(x2)
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks
The Stranglers - No More Heroes
Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain (by strategy)
Ken Dodd - Dont let tonight ever end
Eastenders Cast - Singalong
The Magic of Lassie OST
Now Thats What I call Music 8
Talking Heads - Little Creatures
Velvet Underground and Nico
The Incredible String Band - The Hangman's Beautiful Daughter
Hits 5
The Space Brothers - Forgiven
Stereo Perspectives in Percussion
The Voice of David Dimbleby
Grooverider - The Prototype Years
The Selecter - Too Much Pressure
Dance Craze - The Best of British Ska
Al Jolson - The Best of Jolson
Derek and Clive Live
Ron Goodwin and His Orchestra - Legend of the Glass Mountain
Mudhoney - Every good boy deserved Fudge
T'Pau - Bridge of Spies
Bamberg Symphony - Greig Piano Concerto and Chopin 3 Etudes
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
Arthur Fiedler's Boston Pops - Light Classics
Sylvia - Pillow Talk
London Symphony Orchestra - Classic Rock
Josef Suk plays Violin
Donny Osmond - A Portrait of Donny
David Cassidy - Forever
Melanie - The very best of
BBC Wildlife record No5 - Sounds of the Countryside
Arthur Fiedler's Boston Pops - Play the Beatles
John Lennon - Imagine
Bob Dylan - Bringing it all back home
Burt Bacharach - The phase 4 World of
REM - Green
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over Troubled Waters(x2)
Big Western Movie Themes
Elgar Cello Concerto & Sea Pictures
Chris Rea - The Road to Hell
Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
Shamen - Move any Mountain
Terry Riley - A Rainbow in Curved Air
Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal Tendencies
Judy Garland - The Beginning
Shakin' Stevens - Take One!
Mony Python - The Album of the Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail
The World of British Comedy
Sunset Festival Orchestra and Chorus - Non Stop Carpenters Hits
Irvin's 89 key Merenghi - All the fun of the Fairground in Stereo

(All photos of these records)







Dansette Ultra found on Priory St Carmarthen, Dansette Bermuda from Pete Adapted Stylus on Matsui Hifi Cooked Records, Sam & Sylvia Philco Partygram 3, from Trish Adapted Stylus on Panasonic Hifi