sonic fabric – the invention of conceptual and sound artist alyce santoro – is a durable, beautiful, audible textile woven from 50% recorded audio cassette tape and 50% colored polyester thread. the fabric is woven in new england, and small, limited-edition accessories are hand sewn in manhattan by designer julio cesar. sonic fabric emits a garbled, underwater-like sound if you run a tape head over it (for a demo, please visit youtube channel alyceobvious).
“between stations”- the sound collage overdubbed onto the current batch of tape before weaving – is an ode to life in new york city, composed of looped and layered samples lovingly collected mostly on and under the streets of manhattan and brooklyn. listen and download at sonic fabric.com
looks equally great with dress shirt or t-shirt.
all sonic fabric products are guaranteed to be good-vibe emitting.
the ties come in dark brown (woven with brown tape and black thread) and black (black tape, black thread).
each comes packaged with descriptive insert, including instructions on how to build your own “reader” from a hacked personal cassette player.