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Peter Eason Daniels - Cover songs: the sound of a record sleeve

  • The Spread Eagle theatre 39-41 Katharine Street Croydon, England, CR0 1NX United Kingdom (map)

Yesterday by the Beatles has been credited as the most re-recorded and released song, by January 1986, 1,600 cover versions had been made. I will be playing the cover of the 45. Creating a document of the record itself. 

Cover Songs: The sound of a record sleeve is a project looking at the relationship between object and sound as well as the process of forming a document. The project itself is the process of playing and recording the sound of 45” record cover or sleeve. Creating a new soundtrack that is intrinsically linked to both the physical record, its artwork and the music on that record. Through the use of a record player, the stylus can pick up sound from any surface, each one different, ‘playing’ all of the imperfections (gathered on the surface from use). This new sound track acts not only as abstract reproduction of the record itself, but as a historical document, a way of presenting the records own ‘personal’ history. It is the sound of the sleeve and it is individual to that record as well as how the record has been handled and who owned it. 

About Peter Eason Daniels

Peter Eason Daniels (b. 1996) is an artist and musician based in Glasgow. His practice revolves around a prolific and sporadic process of making, simultaneously working on different projects in diverse mediums, acting as a curator to select and present these, forming a narrative by interaction of each work. The work draws from the placement within a ‘space’, whilst creating multiple dualisms: the tension between performer and the camera, image and narrative, permanence and the ephemeral, involuntary and voluntary sound, as well as the banal and the absurd.

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