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ANDREA BORGHI – VHS LP
Reflecting the artist’s passion for cinema, VHS consists of audio recordings that were produced through an open
VHS Recorder using manipulated videotapes. Most source sound is taken from background parts edited from
old tapes of obscure and underground cinema. Mechanical memories and the suggestions of past cinematographic
sets are converted and re-contextualized in order to explore the expressive possibilities of an archaic media.
Mastered by Giuseppe Ielasi, released in a limited edition of 100 LPs packaged in deluxe tip-on gatefold jackets.
Andrea Borghi (b.1974) is an art teacher and sound artist based in Pietrasanta, Lucca. Andrea graduated from the
National Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara. Starting as bass player and attended courses in piano, composition and
electronic music at the Giacomo Puccini Conservatory Of Music in La Spezia. His activities in the field of sound art and
installations include being a founding member of the electronic improvisation quartet VipCancro and running the label
Lisca Records. In recent years his primary artistic focus has been on the study of “substitutability” of materials and
producing sound directly from concrete discs – an approach he refers to as “Discomateria”. He is also experimenting with
other materials such as glass, plastic, metal, and more recently, marble. With Discomateria, sound is generated in real
time playing the discs on a prepared turntable.
|Dimensions||31.5 × 31.5 × 1 cm|