Krispen Hartung – Project MRI

[(CT) Collective] Krispen Hartung  - Project MRI – 2007 - download

I had a most exhilarating experience: my first MRI (on my lower back). This was amazing. I laid down on a sliding table, and they pushed me into a sarcophagus like tube with mere inches around my entire body. They put large, cold plastic headphones on my head, and then for the next 30 minutes I was eased into a seemingly euphoric and meditative state. What I heard were a series of fascinating sounds…from jackhammer-like hammering, to buzzing or vibrating cycles and bizarre sci-fi industrial like sounds, and so on. It was delightful. The MRI technician said it was a rarity for someone to actually enjoy that procedure. At one point in time, I was in a half waking/dream state and was wakened by my leg twitching. I could have stayed in there most of the day. And the amazing thing is that when I asked about the source of the sounds, the technician said they were not mechanically generated; rather, around my body, encased in metal, was a giant electrical coil surrounded by helium, chilled down to a cool minus 270 degrees. The sounds were a result of changes they were making in the electrical current and the resulting vibrations to the machine.

Anyway, I started thinking, I would love to have that 30 minutes captured on a digital recorder so that I could use it for looping or as an ambient backdrop to my more experimental looping

Posted in download on October 12th, 2011 by fresh good minimal | 2 Comments

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  1. Victor Plastic said,

    on October 12th, 2011 at 10:33

  2. a.g. said,

    on October 13th, 2011 at 10:52

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