FAIR Read-Along

Series produced by Jason Rayles

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These audio collages from a county fair are the read-along components of an artist's book.

These three pieces are the read-along audio for an artist's book that I made entitled FAIR -- or -- An artful documentation of the final day of the 2002 Brockton Fair in video stills and stereophonic sound with attention to the dual nature of the 12-hour event. This is ambient sound with no commentary. For a more straightforward radio piece, please check out The Fair, also on PRX.

I recorded video from the fair on a digital video camera, and I recorded audio using headworn binaural microphones. I bound video stills into a book and created audio collages that correspond to the image sequence. The book is bound dos-a-dos and divided into DAY and NIGHT sections. The idea is that every fair is essentially 2 fairs: one is bright and friendly and family-oriented, and the other is dark and sexual and ominous.

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These three pieces are the read-along audio for an artist's book that I made entitled FAIR -- or -- An artful documentation of the final day of the 2002 Brockton Fair in video stills and stereophonic sound with attention to the dual nature of the 12-hour event. This is ambient sound with no commentary. For a more straightforward radio piece, please check out The Fair, also on PRX.

I recorded video from the fair on a digital video camera, and I recorded audio using headworn binaural microphones. I bound video stills into a book and created audio collages that correspond to the image sequence. The book is bound dos-a-dos and divided into DAY and NIGHT sections. The idea is that every fair is essentially 2 fairs: one is bright and friendly and family-oriented, and the other is dark and... Show full description

3 Pieces

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This collage of ambient sounds (mostly of a carousel) from a county fair was originally made as a read-along component of a book.

  • Added: May 03, 2004
  • Length: 03:48
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This collage of nighttime sounds from a county fair was originally made as a read-along component of a book.

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: May 03, 2004
  • Length: 14:17
  • Purchases: 1
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This collage of daytime sounds from a county fair was originally made as a read-along component of a book.

  • Added: May 03, 2004
  • Length: 18:54