Monday, November 19, 2007
Adam Horovitz has contributed to the December issue of Visionaire, a conceptual art publication. Visionaire Issue 53, titled "SOUND," is comprised of five 12-inch vinyl picture discs containing unreleased songs, audio experiments, samples, spoken word, and other material by a number of contributing artists.
The records come packaged in a curved case with a "Vinyl Killer," a miniature battery-operated toy car equipped with a needle and loudspeakers. The case and car act as a portable record player. Also included with the collection are two CDs that contain all the content found on the five records and a booklet with credits and instructions on how to use the portable record player.
The collection is limited to 4,000 numbered copies and costs $250.
Other contributors to "SOUND" include David Byrne, U2, Fergie, Michael Stipe, Courtney Love, Laurie Anderson, Cat Power, Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon, Antony & the Johnsons, Malcolm McLaren, Ryuichi Sakamoto, David Sylvian, Andrew WK, Danger Mouse, Nigo and Teriyaki Boyz, Lou Doillon, Liza Minelli, Mario Testino, Yoko Ono, Cerith Wyn Evans, Christian Marclay, Doug Aitken, Robert Wilson, Gary Hill, Sylvie Fleury, Vito Acconci, Mariko Mori, Carl Michael Von Hausswolff, Milla Jovovich, Linda Evangelista, The Knife, Littl'ans, Unkle, Animal Collective, Gang Gang Dance, DJ Spooky, Miss Kittin, Trevor Jackson, Towa Tei, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Karl Lagerfeld, Alexander McQueen, and Helmut Lang, among others.
Visionaire is currently not revealing the record tracklists; however, it's safe to assume that Horovitz has contributed a song.
Visionaire Issue 53 is available for pre-order at Amazon.com and a number of art web sites. It may be ordered directly from Visionaire's web site beginning in December.