Suggested Cuts:
André Avelãs & guests (Koen Nutters, Seamus Cater, Mike Ottink, Brian McKenna, and more TBC)
2 till 8 Jun 2021

Daily from12:00 -» 20:00.

There is no opening per se, everyday there will be recording/cutting sessions open to the public. On the last day there will be a finissage with a live performance using the recorded materials. The time of the performance is flexible.

Suggested Cuts: is a small exercise in live record cutting as a performance tool.

The project is based on exploring the possibilities of the vinyl recorder lathe, also known as a dubplate cutter. This machine essentially works like a normal record player, but in reverse: it uses a diamond stylus to cut the vinyl in real-time to engrave the vibrations produced by the incoming sound signal.

For Suggested Cuts:, Avelãs invited a number of artists and musicians to each create a small edition of unique versions of the same piece/composition – if there are 10 copies, it will be performed 10 different times, and each dubplate will be unique.

In collaboration with André Avelãs, the invited artists/musicians are encouraged to explore the limitations and possibilities of the medium of vinyl records – etching, shaping, making picture discs, exploring locked, inverted and parallel grooves, using materials like X-rays or old CDs, making unplayable record-objects, drilling multiple centre holes, and so on...

Visitors are welcome to attend the recording/cutting sessions, and to listen to the records cut on the days before on listening stations in the space.

Opening hours

puntWG is open on weekends from 14.00 to 18.00 hrs and extra opening hours as shown above.

And also by appointment


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