Playing with sound

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 and a number of art web sites. It may be ordered directly from Visionaire's web site beginning in December.


12:49 PM j e n n y said...

Sheesh, now I know what I want for Christmas!

12:59 PM Hot Sauce said...

I was thinking the same thing.

1:15 PM saber said...


2:56 PM Kevin said...

It has an impressive list of contributors - except for Fergie.

6:19 PM Stunt D said...

Adrock is always doing cool things outside the Beasties.

11:05 AM Allan Baldwin said...

I thought the backstage at the Budokan was THE BEST FIND ever, but I was SOOOO wrong. This Visionaire box set is a better find than that damn Rosetta stone.

11:55 AM Danielle said...

If the remixes Adrock have done in the past year are any indicator, his contribution is probably like BS 2000. I would love to buy it, but the price tag is too high.

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