sonic fabric

Our friend Lisa pointed us to this textile project that incorporates fabric and sound. Cassette tapes are woven into yardage which can then be played using a tape-head (you can make your own player by modifying a walkman). The fabric has a smooth shimmery appearance and the sound it generates is a like that of a talkative warbler, heavily punctuated yet cheerful. The fabric is woven in New England and made into handbags, bowties and neckties. The sounds chosen coordinate with the object's purpose, for instance, the necktie contains tape of a collage of music and sounds from New York City. To find out more about this project, check out sonicfabric.com.