Andrew W Rae worked with Ithaca to produce the company’s latest 16 track AV mashup and original score created using a 23 year old Tascam MSR-24 1″ tape machine.
The mixtape celebrates the 50th anniversary of the cassette and the home sampling and mixtape culture that resulted from the formats proliferation.
Loops for the performance were edited, time stretched and pitch shifted using Ableton Live before being transferred to tape for the performance.
During playback, each loop can be triggered by un-muting the individual track. A particularly tricky aspect of the performance was muting the tracks again when you want them to stop. Weaving all the parts in and out of each other required a large amount of planning and we ended up devising our own score for the performance.