John Cage: "Imaginary Landscape No. 1" (1939)
John Cage, Imaginary Landscape No. 1 (1939)
Conductor: Rainer Riehn
"Victor Frequency Record 84522A: Play on a single turntable provided with a clutch for change of speed."
Excerpt from Mills and Sterne, "Aural Speed Reading":
"Whereas the variable speed experiments of musicians (and other artists, like film projectionists) in the early twentieth century aimed for the overall distortion of sound recordings, aural speed-reading aspired to distort a talking book in time without distorting its playback in frequency."
Image from: http://exhibitions.nypl.org/johncage/node/52