The sample is made up of multiple, independent, and overlaid recordings of the sound of a flatbed scanner scanning a page on which were printed the words ‘flatbed scanner’.


from Call & Response, released September 9, 2015
Personnel: John Harvey

Instrumentation: Canon CanoScan 8800F flatbed scanner, Adobe Audition CS6

Context: Conceived and recorded in Aberystwyth, UK, 3 November 2014


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John Harvey Ceredigion, UK

Harvey is a historian of art, visual culture, and sound art, and also a sound- and visual-art practitioner. His research field is the visual and sonic culture of religion, principally. He explores non-iconic attitudes to visualization and sonic articulations of religion by engaging visual, textual, and audible sources, theological and cultural ideas, and systemic and audiovisualogical processes. ... more

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