Recently I've been experimenting/tinkering with various tape loops and have documented two of my personal favourites for your listening pleasure:
I am Sitting in a Room (30 Second Tape Loop Version):
I was inspired to create my own shortened version of Alvin Lucier's classic 'I am Sitting in a Room' (a personal favourite of mine!) with two Sony TCM-939 Cassette Recorders and two 30 second tape loops. What surprised me is how quickly my words become unintelligible, with the tones/resonant harmonies of the room taking over.
Tree Branch Lo-fi Noise Tape Loop:
I used a contact microphone hooked up to a cassette recorder to document the creaks, groans and bustle of leaves as a tree swayed in the wind near our house. Fragments of the raw recording were looped with a small branch/twigs becoming a handy capstan for the magnetic tape. Experimentation with a Boss DD-3 thrown in for added fun! These extended tape loop pieces are great fun to create, especially finding unusual objects for the tape to loop around.
As an artist I create works in various formats, but most often it involves sound and found objects.