HAL MCGEE VS. BLACK BEAST OF ARRRGHHH
with deconstructed documentation
In November 2013 BBOA invited Hal McGee to do a "versus" audio work which BBOA would release on CDR. Hal recorded a personal correspondence audio letter on a 30-minute microcassette for black beast of arrrghhh. For his part of the versus release Hal created a stereo mix of the two 15-minute sides of his microcassette audio letter, and burned the 15-minute mix onto a CDR and mailed it to BBOA along with the 30-minute audio letter tape. BBOA recorded an audio response on a 30-minute microcassette. He then mixed the two sides of his tape together into one 15-minute track. BBOA combined his mix with Hal's mix to create "Hal McGee vs. black beast of arrrghhh", a special personal edition CDR release.
The first track here is the final "Hal McGee vs. black beast of arrrghhh" mix created by BBOA for the CDR release. Also included are the four sides of the two microcassette tapes, and the sub mixes created by McGee and BBOA. In effect, you will hear a deconstructed documentation of the creation of "Hal McGee vs. black beast of arrrghhh".
black beast of arrrghhh sound sources and objects:
- Dryer and Dryer alarm
- Washing machine
- Other random kitchen noises
- Yamaha Clavinova CVP-10
- Typing on a computer keyboard
- Jiblit Dupree
- Field recording of crows and traffic
- Field recording of an electric saw
- Squeaky computer chair
Recorded on a GE Microcassette recorder, Model No.3-53798.
Embrace Your Messy Side article from Good Housekeeping magazine.
Final audio mix by BBOA.
blackbeastofarrrghhh (at) yahoo (dot) com
Hal McGee sound sources:
- Hal talking to black beast of arrrghhh
- silliness with co-worker
- a strange talent of mine telling the correct temperature
- power port erosion
- Jiblit Dupree message for BBOA on my voicemail
- a rock is not a rock
- organic grain fed Bison hot dogs
- Noisemusick iPhone app
- talking with neighbor at the bus stop and sounds on the bus
- volunteers needed for fatigue study
- sounds from my job
- dog squeaky toy
- pelvic pain sensitivity
Recorded with a Sony M-470 microcassette recorder.
Recorded in St. Petersburg and Gainesville, Florida, November 2013-February 2014.