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SELECTIONS from Volume 1 of a concept album remixing/mashing Britney Spears tracks with experimental, noise and avant-garde music. Unfortunately Soundcloud has removed one of the tracks (Everytime, with B.C. Gilbert) due to copyright issues. But you can listen to and/or download the full 8 track album (in FLAC or mp3) for free here: http://dickwhyte.bandcamp.com/album/britney-spears-noise-hot-vol-1
Technically, these are not remixes, as such, but rhizomatic layerings (rhimix) of Britney Spears songs and experimental music supercomposed over top of one another in the hope that multiple points of contact might be established between them, which would not have been there previously. The editing on each track is minimal as I am more interested in the chance occurrences which come from superimposing two separate tracks, rather than constructing a traditional remix. The ethics of this project is inspired by both John Oswald’s plunderphonics and John Cage’s Music of Chance.
As Andre Breton writes, "A readymade reality, whose naive purpose seems to have been fixed once and for all (an umbrella), finding itself suddenly in the presence of another very distant and no less absurd reality (a sewing machine) in a place where both must feel out of their element (on an operating table) will, by this very fact, escape its naive purpose and lose its identity; because of the detour through what is relative, it will pass from absolute falseness to a new absolute that is true and poetic: the umbrella and the sewing machine will make love. The way this procedure works seems to me to be revealed in this very simple example. A complete transmutation followed by a pure act such as love will necessarily be produced every time that the given facts - the coupling of two realities which apparently cannot be coupled on a plane which apparently is not appropriate to them - render conditions favorable."
My art blog: http://www.wayfarergallery.net/artdick