Tape Loop Workshop With David Chandler

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Tape Loop Workshop With David Chandler
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The history of tape music begins alongside the dawn of electroacoustic music and predates what we would recognize as the first electronic synthesizers. This class will lead students through a brief history of this groundbreaking musical artform, and allow students the opportunity to create their own tape loop. Students will be given a collection of prerecorded analog tape, cassette players, and splicing tools, and will be given time to cut, tape, and perform their tape loop. The basic mechanics and varieties of tape equipment will be presented so that students may continue to explore the materials later outside of the class.

David Chandler is a native Oregonian who has been making and organizing experimental dance music in Portland since the early 90’s as Solenoid and Mr Pharmacist. Chandler’s music is distributed internationally, and his expertise in sound and art have found him working in almost every facet of performance from film scoring and sound design to theater arts.

In 1995, Chandler released a hand-built series of 100 cassettes with spliced loops marked “open-source”. These tapes and their construction method became an underground secret-weapon among touring bands in the 90s, and were given the nickname, the “Chandler Loop”. The legacy of that tape among his many other accomplishments in the world of electronic music have made Chandler an authority on the art of the tape-loop.


The Tape Loop Workshop is a one day, 3 hour course. Cost for enrollment is $35, and includes components necessary to create a tape loop. No supplies are necessary for this course, however students may bring their own found sounds on cassette tape if they choose.

Sunday June 12th 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Please Visit www.s1portland.com/workshops to register
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