last 30 minutes

by jim harold & matthew sansom

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alt.vinyl is proud to release this astounding piece of sound art from Jim Harold and Matthew Sansom. It's limited to 100 copies, each individually numbered, and comes beautifully presented on transparent 11" lathe, hand-cut by the illustrious Peter King in New Zealand.

Last 30 Mins consists of sound fragments taken from the last Iraq Radio broadcasts to be picked up by recievers in the UK before radio signals were jammed by coalition forces in April 2003. The work was originally presented at the Centre For Contemporary Art, Glasgow, in January 2004 as a generative multi-speaker sound installation.

"In the aim of creating Last 30 Mins we aimed to create a meditative work that allows the richness and variety of the original material to speak; the representations and reflections of everyday life; the media intrusions and banalities; and what we know of the troubling undertow of political activity" --- the artists.

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released June 1, 2009

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