For an exhibition on Dumb Type that was held in Munich, Ryuichi Sakamoto directed the creation of the installation piece “Playback”. His idea was to collect field recordings from 16 different locations around the world and play them back in a way that encapsulates the specific location and time that each contributor made the recording and the “unique sound” that they captured. In addition to the 16 field recordings, we will add Ryuichi Sakamoto’s unreleased field recording “Tokyo 2021” to press 17 individual records and compile them into an ART BOX. Every record is transparent and side-A of each record will be one field recording. For side-B, the visual information of the light and shadow of a map will be converted into data representing sound dynamics and with that, AUTORA FACTORY PLATE will use a unique technique to etch a map of the region around the city where the specific recording took place. A special cutting process will be used to have the location of the city come to the center of the disc. This ART BOX will be specially art-directed by Dumb Type’s Shiro Takatani and will be a limited release of 100 sets sold worldwide.
Piece Title: Playback 2022
Artist: Dumb Type + Ryuichi Sakamoto
Product No.: RZZ1-77543~59
- 16 analog 12-inch records + 1 analog record of new work = A BOX of 17 records
- Limited edition of 100 sets, each with an edition number
- Special booklet
- Hand-written signature
- A specially designed Box (D 87mm x W 322mm x H 328mm)
- Price 300,000yen
Shipping box size: D 120mm x W 360mm x H 365mm
Weight: Approx. *6.9kg (including packaging box)
Release date: August 30, 2023
Pre-order purchases begin: February 25, 2023
Note: Side B is an engraving of an image drawn by sound (pink noise). There is no recording of what would be considered “music” on this side.
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