(LP) The RCA Mark II by C. Spencer Yeh
Record by New York-based artist and musician C. Spencer Yeh.
On this album, Yee focuses on the non-musical playing of the RCA Mark II synthesizer while exploring elements of his more recent vocal work. Developed as the world's first programmable synthesizer, the RCA Mark II synthesizer was installed at Columbia University in 1959 and became the foundation for the Columbia-Princeton Center for Electronic Music. Visiting a friend in college, Yi found the synthesizer and regularly visited and experimented with it, turning it on, scraping its surface, turning its knobs, and unplugging its cable. He recorded these operations several times using contact and room mics, based on which he produced this 12-song LP, further processing, processing, recording and editing the material through a series of live performances. This completed the album.
Designed by artist Robert Beatty. Includes liner text by Andy Battaglia.
Limited to 500 copies.
Title: The RCA Mark II
Artist: C. Spencer Yeh
Primary Information, 2017
LP, 38:18 minutes
314 x 313 mm
Edition of 500
￥2,500 + tax