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Head Cleaner (30 minutes)
A 30 minute magnetic tape recased in an old clear Head Cleaner cassette
Contributors were given the cassette, the following instructions and paper to note details.
DO NOT listen to the results captured on the tape already!
Dave Ball 11.00-12.00 10 Feb
Inspired in the first instance by 'Cabbie' the character played by Ernest Borgnine in John Carpenter's Dystopic 1988 film 'Escape from New York' (with the both crucial and humourous part that a cassette tape plays in the film) and partly by Travers Bickle the psychotic alienated character played by Robert de Niro in Martin Scorsese's nightmare of the unconscious film 'Taxi Driver' (1976). Head Cleaner is an attempt at realising a Brian Washing-auto returning-mobile soundscape imitating the likely disorientation journey between the twilight zone & the outer limits ....
Cabbie: "Bad neighbourhood, you don't want to be walking from the Bowery to 42nd street at night! Been driving a cab here 30 years and I'm telling you, you don't walk round here at night! Yes sir! They'll kill you and strip you in ten seconds flat. Usually I'm not down around here myself, but I wanted to catch the show."
Travis: "I turned on the radio, some fleet driver from Bell just
got all cut up .... He got cut up by some crazy fucker. Cut half his ear
off. It was at 122nd street."
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