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Exhibit 87 - Found in Brooklyn, NY - september 2007

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Get your copy of "Found in Brooklyn, NY", the special limited edition cassette of fotex87, in the Found Tapes Exhibition online store ...

520.

09/16/2007 18h20 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Kent Avenue spot

Between Hewes Street and Hooper, caught in fence of parking lot (see picture). Someone talking / reading stories in yiddish.
519.

09/16/2007 18h05 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Williamsburg Street East spot

A bit further, along the same fence, at the corner with Wythe avenue. With a green baby soother lying next to it. Both ends of the original leader were still part of the tape clod. "T Series Super Cassettes Industries Ltd" it says, in read capitals. That is an indian company. "SCI, better known for and as its brand name T-Series, is the largest producer and publisher of music and videos," I learned after some Googling. Jewish religious (?).
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518.

09/16/2007 18h00 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Williamsburg Street East spot

Near the corner with Hewes Street, at the fence along the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.
517.

09/16/2007 11h45 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Wythe Avenue spot

On the corner with N11th Street (see picture). Very degraded bit of tape. One does clearly recognize british progressive rock band Jethro Tull's classic Aqualung ... but it sounds as if someone doing weird things to the track's recording.
516.

09/15/2007 19h00 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Manhattan Avenue spot

On the corner with Meeker Avenue, under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (see picture), wound around the foot of a traffic light. Rap/hip-hop.
515.

09/15/2007 14h10 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Roebling Street spot

In the grass, on the corner with N5th Street.
514.

09/15/2007 12h30 Brooklyn NY (USA) - West Street spot

Another bit found by Hélène Delpeyroux, one block further on West Street, between Calyer and Oak; it might be from the same tape ...
513.

09/15/2007 12h25 Brooklyn NY (USA) - West Street spot

Found by Hélène Delpeyroux, between Quay Street and Calyer.
512.

09/14/2007 18h25 Brooklyn NY (USA) - N10th Street spot

About halfway between Roebling Street and Union Avenue ... A track by rock band Foreigner, from their album Double Vision: "Lonely children".
511.

09/14/2007 17h20 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Roebling Street spot

On my way to TomTom Russotti's 'psychogeographic aesthletics' event (Straightjacket Softball) in McCarren Park, I picked up two shortish bits wound around the foot of a street lamp. By the look of them, they must have been sitting out there for quite a while yet ...
510.

09/14/2007 14h00 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Borinquen Place spot

streetview Still while on Sarah Cullen's 'random drawing box' tour (The City as written by the City), I came upon this badly worn bit of tape, wound around the foot of the pole of the 'One Way' sign on the corner with Havemeyer Street (see streetview).
509.

09/14/2007 13h30 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Grand Street spot

streetviewOn the corner with Marcy Avenue, caught in the fence of parking lot (see picture and streetview). Picked up while I did Sarah Cullen's 'random drawing box' tour (The City as written by the City). From an english language course cassette ...
508.

09/14/2007 12h35 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Meeker Avenue spot

On the corner with Union Avenue, in fence near the exit of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (see picture). Picked up during a 'cycles for wandering' tour I did with Matt Roberts. Arabic (?). [ I cut up the music found on this tape and used it as a soundtrack to the video that Matt produced, in real time, during our bike ride. You'll find it in one of my SoundBlog Conflux reports ...]
507.

09/14/2007 00h15 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Starr Street spot

A very twisted strand, found by Sander Veenhof. There is music on one side; on the other side, there's a dictaphone recording (of a lecture, or a course ?)
506.

09/13/2007 18h00 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Rodney Street spot

On the corner with Metropolitan avenue, caught in fence under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (see picture). East european. Polish ?
505.

09/13/2007 13h50 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Grand Street spot

streetview 505 Caught in the branches of the tree on the pavement at nr. 138 (see picture and streetview). Picked up during a "tape-walk" with Lotte Meijer and Eleonore Hugendubel. The whereabouts of this particular strand was pointed by Brooklyn artist Molly Schwartz. Molly keeps an eye on the trees in Brooklyn. She spotted this bit of tape in the tree in Grand Street some three weeks earlier... Mexican (?), once more.
504.

09/13/2007 13h15 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Grand Street spot

Small and badly worn bit, on the corner with Bedford Avenue. Rock.
503.

09/13/2007 13h00 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Roebling Street spot

On the corner with N5th Street. You can me see me picking this one up in the short reportage on the 2007 Conflux Festival, shot by Andy Jordan for the Wall Street Journal online. The tape had been spotted a few days earlier by Conflux founder/director and curator Christina Ray. She told me where to go, and - lo and behold! - it stil was there ... (see picture). It comes from an answering machine tape, but had also some (mexican ?) music on it ...
502.

09/12/2007 17h40 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Meeker Avenue spot

A bit further along Meeker Avenue, on the pavement underneath Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, caught in some tussocks of grass (see picture).
501.

09/12/2007 17h30 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Lorimer Street spot

A greasy lump of messed-up ape, on the corner with Meeker Avenue, underneath Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (see picture). There was nothing on it.
500.

09/12/2007 17h15 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Manhattan Avenue spot

I picked up the Found Tapes Exhibition's 500th find further south-east on Manhattan Avenue, on the pavement between the corners with Leonard Street and Eckford Street (see picture). Mexican (?)
499.

09/12/2007 16h55 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Manhattan Avenue spot

streetview 499 This must be the smallest bit of tape included in the exhibition yet. It measured just under one centimeter (that means, 2 secs of sound, one for each 'side'). It was stuck to the metal of a grating in the road surface (see picture [left] and streetview [right]), on the corner with Nassau Avenue, where the Palace Fried Chicken (630, Manhattan Avenue) is ...
498.

09/12/2007 16h15 Brooklyn NY (USA) - Kent Avenue spot

Small strand, about 50 centimeters, in gutter beween N10th and N11th Street, opposite nr. 59. Anglophonic female singer pop.
497.

09/12/2007 15h45 Brooklyn NY (USA) - N1st Street spot

Near the corner with River street, on the pavement, caught by bits of weed. Some sort of community (african ?) singing (african ?), in a language that I cannot identify. First thought the tape was playing backwards, but it wasn't. [ (15 August 2010) Maybe it's yiddish, it now suddenly occurs to me...]
496.

09/12/2007 10h10 Jersey City NJ (USA) - Bright Street spot

On the sidewalk, near nr. 107, the delivery entrance for Cornwell Middle School (see picture). About 50 meters further, mixed up with an old roll of film there was a second part of the same tape (see picture). Mexican (?)

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About 'foundtaping' in Brooklyn, NY

Reel Finds (In: The Brooklyn Paper)

Other notes related to Exhibit 87

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Psycho/Geo/Conflux in Brooklyn, NY _i
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