Marina Rosenfeld
Index
Room40
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2021
CD+Book
22.99
RM4173
Incl. insert card plus 32 page book
Incl. VAT plus shipping / Orders from outside the EU are exempt from VAT
Tracklist
1Fuji Tonic 8:40
2Triadic 4:38
3A Bright And Clear Memory 8:37
4L.E.S Bootleg 22:43
5Mezzo Piano 8:43
6Avian Tonic 5:14

For over two decades, New York-based artist and composer Marina Rosenfeld has pioneered a specific language for turntable music, based on an ever-expanding collection of dub plates she creates.

The dubplate is a one-off, hand-cut record. Each dubplate can be made to contain any array of sounds decided on by its creator. For Rosenfeld, her discovery of the dubplate in the late 1990s was a pivotal moment, when she recognised the material instability of the medium as critical tool for performance and composition.

On Index, the investigation of this materiality is paramount. The physical intimacy that colors the relation between the hand and the plate is revealed through a very particular reading of the turntable, one which sits in parallel to the more recognised ways in which that technology has been deployed as a performative tool.

This edition features a series of live recordings and related materials that trace the development of Rosenfeld’s tactile approach and her shifting collection of sound materials. The recordings are published alongside a book featuring extensive archival documentation, photography and a long-form conversation between Marina Rosenfeld and Lawrence English.