HANDS ON HOT WAX –
AN INCOMPLETE HISTORY OF THE INTERACTIVE ALBUM
Since the earliest days of the vinyl record album, the medium has challenged us to engage with the source material in curious and rewarding ways. This program focuses on four areas of “interaction”:
Part One – “Get On the Mic” Listener becomes participant with these style of records. Promotional interview LP’s for the DJ; instrumentals minus a part for a specific instrument; dramatic dialogue featuring stars of the day; breaks for sampling.
Part Two – “It’s Educational!” Instructional and how-to records to improve your life. Demo albums for the optimal high fidelity experience.
Part Three – “Cut Along the Dotted Line” Album covers, sleeves and inserts that invited the listener to transform them into something new and fun; breakfast cereal box 45s; and more. Perforate for fun!
Part Four – “Idle Hands” Album sleeves creatively designed to be interacted with, but with minimal effort.
The Record Museum is a celebration of the art and history of the record album. It is a portable, mobile museum with a gallery to peruse as one might shop for used records: An interactive installation that we call “musee dans une caisse”.