John Collins McCormick Plays World War I Fighter Jets In Action - Cassette
I was helping Alan move Frank’s
record collection when I found it.
I stopped helping and put it on
the turntable. There it was!
noise, sound and silence,
ready to go.
In class we had been discussing
Glenn Gould and digital recording
allowing a performance to be
“perfect.” This was back in 2015
at the now-defunct Marlboro
College. We talked about all kinds
of things, “data swapping,”
“acousmatics,” and so on.
I performed this perfect recording
of “World War I Fighter Jets In
Action” many times, sometimes
alone, sometimes for an audience
who would walk out and I would
be alone again. Consider each
sound, noise and silence... see if
you can tell the difference.
- John 2023