This video involves the exploration of the phono setting on a Sanyo G-2612H(N) portable hi-fi unit from the 1970’s. The phono setting on this device has some unique sounds that would be otherwise undesirable in a more ‘conventional’ setting. For example, the transducer (and arm) of the turntable is highly sensitive and there appears to be considerable earthing when the device is activated (resulting in hum and crackling.) The Sanyo G-2612H(N) will form the basis of a colaborative work with artist Ryan Sims in late July/early August 2010 as part of the 2010 SALA Moving Image Festival.
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Tristan Louth-Robins (*1981, Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian artist working principally in the medium of sound art. Ideas of sound and its signification are key elements in Louth-Robins' work, traversing the space between the visual and aural his sound art is realised through the mediums of recordings, installation and performance. He is interested in sound and its associative implications - including its relationship to objects, technology, urban space and the natural world. Since 2005 Louth-Robins has performed and exhibited work in Australia and internationally as a solo artist, whilst occasionally collaborating with visual artists, musicians and performers. In 2010 he completed his MA at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide, South Australia. View all posts by tristanlouthrobins