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== Leverage ==
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For [http://www.futuresonic.com Futuresonic 2006] Eileen Simpson & Ben White present '''Leverage''', a new project which centres around the creation and animation of copyleft licensed 12 inch vinyl scratch tools containing a range of samples, beats and extracts made from the out-of-copyright blues, jazz and folk housed in the [http://www.openmusicarchive.org Open Music Archive].
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For [http://10.futuresonic.com/urban_play/instrument/ Instrument], the project is presented at "beta stage" where vinyl test pressings can be sampled in scenario akin to the record shop listening area - with the option to skip through the rare original recordings, new remix tracks, short vocal snippets, percussive noises, samples, breaks and beats.
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Collaboration is central to the activity of the DJ who constantly combines, re-works and extends existing creative output. The artists promote collaboration and seek to explore its significance and value for creative production. For Instrument they invite scratch DJ '''Parkertron''' ([http://www.fingathing.com Fingathing]) and filmmaker '''Kid Jenson''' to participate in the project -  a collaboration which is documented through a video, shot by Jenson, featuring Parkertron testing the Leverage records.
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In the hands of a turntablist, the record player is revealed as a hardware instrument - one that needs vinyl software to operate. The DJ's instrument can only be activated using a set of vinyl tools, in the same way that computer hardware requires an operating system and a suite of software to function. Unlike the conventional battle record, which samples unlicensed commercial recordings[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_records], the Leverage scratch tools are assembled entirely from out-of-copyright material - and so exist outside commercial and bootleg economies. The project adopts the form and structure of the battle record to build open vinyl code - which, like free/libre and open source software, is distributed freely.
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The project encourages open creative exchange and demands that subsequent creations are licensed under identical terms. Through Leverage, out-of-copyright and copyleft material is inserted into an existing network of production to prise open new possibilities.
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See Leverage at '''Instrument''', an exhibition of artist-made instruments, noise-generators, audio-visual manipulators, and head twisters by sound artists and noise-makers.<br>
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'''20-29 July at 1830 Warehouse, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester''' <br>
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[http://10.futuresonic.com/urban_play/instrument/ Read more about Instrument]
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''Futuresonic 2006 runs from 20 - 22nd July at various venues around Manchester''
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== Video ==
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Video of Parkertron (Fingathing) testing the Leverage records using Serato Scratch Live.
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{{Icon_mov}} [http://www.archive.org/download/Leverage/leverage.mov Download quicktime] Duration: 13 mins / 43.1 MB (right-click/ctrl+click to download)
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[http://www.archive.org/details/Leverage Read the entry for this video on Archive.org]
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Shot and edited by Kid Jenson
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[http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5]
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== Downloads ==
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'''Record 1 Side A'''<br>
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'''1.''' I'm Sober Now ''(Smith)''<br>
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'''2.''' New How Long Intro ''(Carr)''<br>
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'''3.''' Night Latch Key Loop ''(Liston/Simpson/White)''<br>
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'''4.''' Deep Blue Sea cornet solo ''(Smith)''<br>
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'''5.''' Deep Blue Sea Intro ''(Smith)''<br>
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'''6.''' Six Cold Feet in the Ground ''(Carr)''<br>
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'''7.''' Train Whistle ''(Rodgers)''<br>
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{{Icon_soundfile}} [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/leverage_1_a.mp3 Record 1 Side A] 6.2MB (right-click/ctrl+click to download)<br>
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'''Record 1 Side B'''<br>
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'''1.''' Jump Steady Intro ''(Smith)''<br>
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'''2.''' Evil Minded Blues ''(Liston)''<br>
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'''3.''' Beat One ''(Blythe/White)''<br>
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'''4.''' West Coast Guitar ''(Blake/Simpson/White)''<br>
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'''5.''' Beat Three ''(Smith/Bolden/Beiderbeck/White)''<br>
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'''6.''' Scratch static noise<br>
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{{Icon_soundfile}} [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/leverage_1_b.mp3 Record 1 Side B] 6.3MB (right-click/ctrl+click to download)<br>
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'''Record 2 Side A'''<br>
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'''1.''' One Dime Loop ''(Jefferson/Simpson/White)''<br>
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'''2.''' Train Whistle Loop ''(Rodgers/Simpson/White)''<br>
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'''3.''' Beat Five ''(Blake/Simpson)''<br>
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'''4.''' One Dime Blues ''(Jefferson)''<br>
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'''5.''' Back on the Wagon ''(Smith/Blake/Jefferson/Poole)''<br>
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{{Icon_soundfile}} [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/leverage_2_a.mp3 Record 2 Side A] 6.4MB (right-click/ctrl+click to download)<br>
  
 
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''Leverage'', a new project proposed for [http://www.futuresonic.com Futuresonic 2006], centres around the creation of a copyleft licensed 12 inch vinyl record containing a range of samples, beats and extracts from the archive in a format referencing scratch tools, breaks compilations and battle records.
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Battle records are explicitly designed as tools for DJs. Often the breaks, beats and samples collected on these records are created from tracks that are not officially licensed [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_records]. In contrast, ''Leverage'' will feature rare recordings and new remix tracks, short vocal snippets, percussive noises, sounds, samples, breaks and beats – all in the public domain or copyleft licensed and available via the [http://www.openmusicarchive.org Open Music Archive website].
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It is intended that the vinyl tool will enable future production that exists outside of the usual commercial and bootleg economies. We aim to insert ''Leverage'' into this existing network of production to prise open new possibilities.
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'''Record 2 Side B'''<br>
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'''1.''' Little Bits ''(Blythe)''<br>
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'''2.''' Beat Six ''(Blythe/Parkertron)''<br>
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'''3.''' Pinetop's Boogie Woogie ''(Smith)''<br>
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'''4.''' Rolls Royce Papa ''(Liston)''<br>
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{{Icon_soundfile}} [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/leverage_2_b.mp3 Record 2 Side B] 6.4MB (right-click/ctrl+click to download)<br>
  
== Discussion ==
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Our ongoing discussion with Drew Hemment, curator of Futuresonic, is available [[Talk:Futuresonic_2006 | here]].
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These records are released under a [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license].
  
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== Discussion ==
  
== Downloads ==
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[[Talk:Futuresonic_2006 | Read]] our discussion with Drew Hemment, curator of Futuresonic.
  
As the record takes shape we'll be posting files along with their sources and some test recordings.
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== Thanks ==
  
These recordings are released under a [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license].
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Parkertron (Fingathing), Kid Jenson, John K & Kelvin Brown (Eyes Down), Andy Soup, Saul Richards, Sneaky (Fingathing), Nick Alexander (TUNDRA*), Tina & Werner (Vinyl Carvers), Drew Hemment (Futuresonic), Neil Cummings & Marysia Lewandowska (Chance Projects)
  
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* '''Beat One'''<br>Tempo: 99bpm<br>Duration: 02:29<br>[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/Beat%20One.mp3 2.8MB MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)]<br>Source: ''Struggling'' - Johnny Dodds Trio (written by Jimmy Blythe 1901-1931) recorded 1929 [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/Struggling.mp3]
 
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* '''Scratches One'''<br>Duration: 00:26<br>[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/Scratches%20One.mp3 512KB MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)]<br>Sources: ''Pinetop's Boogie Woogie'' - Pine Top Smith (written by Clarence Smith 1904-1929) [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/Pinetops_Boogie_Woogie.mp3]<br>''Struggling'' - Johnny Dodds Trio (written by Jimmy Blythe 1901-1931) recorded 1929 [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/Struggling.mp3]
 
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* '''Beat One & Scratches One tested using Scratch Live'''<br>Duration: 02:32<br>[http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/Beat_Scratches%20One%20(test%20with%20Scratch%20Live).mp3 2.9MB MP3 (right-click/ctrl+click to download)]<br>Sources: ''Beat One'' [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/Beat%20One.mp3] / ''Scratches One'' [http://www.openmusicarchive.org/audio/Scratches%20One.mp3]
 
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Latest revision as of 17:02, 9 January 2009

Leverage

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For Futuresonic 2006 Eileen Simpson & Ben White present Leverage, a new project which centres around the creation and animation of copyleft licensed 12 inch vinyl scratch tools containing a range of samples, beats and extracts made from the out-of-copyright blues, jazz and folk housed in the Open Music Archive.

For Instrument, the project is presented at "beta stage" where vinyl test pressings can be sampled in scenario akin to the record shop listening area - with the option to skip through the rare original recordings, new remix tracks, short vocal snippets, percussive noises, samples, breaks and beats.

Collaboration is central to the activity of the DJ who constantly combines, re-works and extends existing creative output. The artists promote collaboration and seek to explore its significance and value for creative production. For Instrument they invite scratch DJ Parkertron (Fingathing) and filmmaker Kid Jenson to participate in the project - a collaboration which is documented through a video, shot by Jenson, featuring Parkertron testing the Leverage records.

In the hands of a turntablist, the record player is revealed as a hardware instrument - one that needs vinyl software to operate. The DJ's instrument can only be activated using a set of vinyl tools, in the same way that computer hardware requires an operating system and a suite of software to function. Unlike the conventional battle record, which samples unlicensed commercial recordings[1], the Leverage scratch tools are assembled entirely from out-of-copyright material - and so exist outside commercial and bootleg economies. The project adopts the form and structure of the battle record to build open vinyl code - which, like free/libre and open source software, is distributed freely.

The project encourages open creative exchange and demands that subsequent creations are licensed under identical terms. Through Leverage, out-of-copyright and copyleft material is inserted into an existing network of production to prise open new possibilities.


See Leverage at Instrument, an exhibition of artist-made instruments, noise-generators, audio-visual manipulators, and head twisters by sound artists and noise-makers.
20-29 July at 1830 Warehouse, Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester
Read more about Instrument


Futuresonic 2006 runs from 20 - 22nd July at various venues around Manchester


Video

Parkertron 01.jpg
Parkertron 02.jpg
Parkertron 03.jpg


Video of Parkertron (Fingathing) testing the Leverage records using Serato Scratch Live.

Icon mov.png Download quicktime Duration: 13 mins / 43.1 MB (right-click/ctrl+click to download)

Read the entry for this video on Archive.org

Shot and edited by Kid Jenson Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5

Downloads

Leverage 1 a.png

Record 1 Side A

1. I'm Sober Now (Smith)
2. New How Long Intro (Carr)
3. Night Latch Key Loop (Liston/Simpson/White)
4. Deep Blue Sea cornet solo (Smith)
5. Deep Blue Sea Intro (Smith)
6. Six Cold Feet in the Ground (Carr)
7. Train Whistle (Rodgers)

sound file Record 1 Side A 6.2MB (right-click/ctrl+click to download)


Leverage 1 b.png

Record 1 Side B

1. Jump Steady Intro (Smith)
2. Evil Minded Blues (Liston)
3. Beat One (Blythe/White)
4. West Coast Guitar (Blake/Simpson/White)
5. Beat Three (Smith/Bolden/Beiderbeck/White)
6. Scratch static noise

sound file Record 1 Side B 6.3MB (right-click/ctrl+click to download)


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Record 2 Side A

1. One Dime Loop (Jefferson/Simpson/White)
2. Train Whistle Loop (Rodgers/Simpson/White)
3. Beat Five (Blake/Simpson)
4. One Dime Blues (Jefferson)
5. Back on the Wagon (Smith/Blake/Jefferson/Poole)

sound file Record 2 Side A 6.4MB (right-click/ctrl+click to download)


Leverage 2 b.png

Record 2 Side B

1. Little Bits (Blythe)
2. Beat Six (Blythe/Parkertron)
3. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie (Smith)
4. Rolls Royce Papa (Liston)

sound file Record 2 Side B 6.4MB (right-click/ctrl+click to download)

These records are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 license.

Discussion

Read our discussion with Drew Hemment, curator of Futuresonic.

Thanks

Parkertron (Fingathing), Kid Jenson, John K & Kelvin Brown (Eyes Down), Andy Soup, Saul Richards, Sneaky (Fingathing), Nick Alexander (TUNDRA*), Tina & Werner (Vinyl Carvers), Drew Hemment (Futuresonic), Neil Cummings & Marysia Lewandowska (Chance Projects)