07/01/2010 59' 57''

Curated by Jon Leidecker

The late seventies saw the experimental tradition of collage continue in the form of Industrial Music & the cassette underground. But it took the sudden emergence of hip-hop culture for collage to make inroads towards the form of popular music, as DJs in the Bronx developed the mixer and the turntable into performative musical instruments for the stage.

At the same time, academic and commercial firms brought a new and steadily more affordable device to the marketplace: a keyboard based, computer controlled instrument that came to be known as the Digital Sampler. Separate threads from different cultural backgrounds, traced as they rise to converge.

ResearchVARIATIONSJohn OswaldsamplingJon Leidecker VARIATIONS1970sWobbly