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GREATEST HITS: A Reproduction (2016)

 

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Greatest Hits: A Reproduction was conceived for the Guggenheim' Museum's rotunda as part of the evening "Moholy-Nagy: Optical Sound" in July, 2016. The work draws on Rosenfeld's prolific history producing acetate test-pressing records, or dub plates, since the late '90s. With powerhouse drummer Greg Fox as interpreter, the composition spins an intricate web of musical instructions from an archival playlist of Rosenfeld's recordings (See Turn of My Century/Dub Plates and Test Pressings, 1997-2014), translating each entry back into instrumental notation. The resulting score mediates between reproduction and live event, generating waves of color and noise from a collision of data and chronologies. 

 

 

Conceived as part of "Moholy-Nagy: Optical Sound" for the Guggenheim's rotunda, GREATEST HITS: A Reproduction drew on Marina Rosenfeld's prolific history producing dub plates, or acetate test-pressing records, since the late '90s. With drummer Greg Fox as co-interpreter, Rosenfeld derived musical instructions from an archival playlist of her own recordings (see Turn of My Century/Dub Plates and Test Pressings), translating each entry (consisting of title of plate, date of playback, A or B side and time of day) in that playlist back into playable notation. The resulting score mediated between reproduction and live event, generating waves of color, repetition and noise from a reconfiguration of data and chronologies.