Free Music Friday: Igor Vasiliev‘s TimeGears – One Broadcast Day. Part I is composition that combines ‘found sound’ from 1939 and new electronic music and sounds:
This composition is impression of broadcasts the radio station WJSV (Washington, D.C.) recorded in one day on September 21, 1939. – “Just another day. Just another broadcast day evaporating into the ether, like all the days that came before and all the days that followed. Except for one difference. This one was recorded. In its entirety. On thirty-eight 16″ double-sided lacquer discs.”
This record is preserved entirely up to the present day and fragments of this, in chronological order, sound throughout the entire composition. In these fragments, you can hear everything that sounded on the air – news, announcements, advertising, thematic programs and more.
Vasiliev has posted facts about the recording process at his site.