07 June, 2006

Å strikke musikk / Knitting music



I dag har jeg strikket musikk. På Hobbyboden har Glad Strikkefreak fortalt om hvordan hun kom i kontakt med en kunstner som skulle lage en installasjon ved hjelp av strikkede kassettbånd. Problemet var hvordan hun skulle få tak i strikkere til å strikke det. Her tro Glad strikkefreak til og organiserte strikkedugnad. Jeg likte tanken på å strikke litt musikk, det gjør man jo ellers ikke sånn til hverdags. Jeg støtte på et lite problem, nemlig at jeg blir veldig nostalgisk når jeg ser mine gamle kassetter. Heldigvis har jeg noen både på kassett og CD, så da gikk det greit likevel. Først tenkte jeg på å strikke Tracy Chapman, men så valgte jeg en kasset med Melissa Etheridge, fordi den inneholder min favoritt tekstlinje i sangen "Don't you need": "And I realized my heart has abducted my mind. And they were last seen headed south". Så enkelt kan det sies :-)


I’ve been knitting music. At Hobbyboden (a Norwegian discussion forum), Glad Strikkefreak has told about how she came in contact with an artist who was going to make a piece of art made of knitted music tapes. Her problem was how to get hold of knitters to do the knitting. Glad strikkefreak said she could try to organize knitters through a discussion forum, and so she did. Knitting music is not something I do everyday, so I liked the idea. I came across a problem though. I always become very nostalgic every time I see my old tapes. Fortunately, I discovered that I’ve got some editions both on tape and CD, which meant I could use one. First I was thinking of knitting Tracy Chapman, but then I chose a tape with Melissa Etheridge instead. The reason being that it contains my all time favourite text line in the song “Don't you need”, and it goes like this: “And I realized my heart has abducted my mind. And they were last seen headed south”. Sometimes it can be said a simple as that :-)

5 comments:

Supernøtt said...

Også jeg som har lurt på hva jeg skal gjøre med de gamle kassettene mine... Det blir sikkert litt musikk når du strikker også, litt knitring og knirking. Dette er sikkert noe for Arne Norheim :D

Nå skal jeg finne frem mine gamle videokassetter og sette igang.

Annie said...

One of my weaving friends had a music challenge with her weaving group. She did something similar! She threaded her loom with cassette tape and actually wove a shawl! It was insane. Alternate materials rock, pun intended. :-)

HPNY Knits said...

this is very intersting!! what did it end up looking like? I wonder how all the finished products together?

susanna's sketchbook said...

What a great idea! I'm sure Melissa Etheridge would be pleased that someone enjoys listening to her music enough to also wear it. If I was to knit a song, what would it be...I'll have to think about it... :)

lalheg said...

Oh how wonderful