Phones and Music

Robert Siegel talks with Jason Freeman, a doctoral candidate in music composition at Columbia University, about his project, Telephone Etude 1: Shakespeare Cuisinart. It's a new toll-free number offering the public a chance to create music by reading a soliloquy into the phone. A computer records the caller's voice, and loops, layers and randomly rearranges the recording for a kind of avant garde verbal composition. Listen as Robert Siegel creates his own music. (5:00) The phone number is 1-800-555-8355 (TELL).



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