There is a short piece up at Wired about Alyce Santoro's Sonic Fabric (via Chiasm). I want sonic pants:
Sound and visual artist Alyce Santoro has created Sonic Fabric, a cloth made from pre-recorded, recycled cassette tape combined with other fibers. Using a minimally hacked Walkman, the fabric becomes an audible reminder of its musical past.Reminds me of the curtains I used to make out of cassette tapes that had fallen out of my favor back in high school. I have to admit, I'd jump on stage wearing a dress made of this stuff at the drop of a hat, no matter what the Chiasm guy says:
Sonic Fabric feels a bit like flexible plastic tarp, and is durable and hand-washable. Santoro's work has drawn lots of oohs and aahs, and is making waves in the design world.
Unfortunately there's TRIPLE bad news for all you musicians who think it would be 'cool' to 'play' this at your next set:
1 - It's already been done
2 - By Phish
3 - Specifically by Phish drummer Jon FISHman (FISHman!), who wore a custom-designed sonic fabric DRESS that he ""played"" in concert.