kantoor: (Dutch) archaic word for office
Cantor, Kantor: first singer
Canto: (song; to sing a) long poem.
Focus on one definition and the other one blurs.
The kantoor series break the shell created by conditioned listening patterns.
“Conversations in foreign languages, unseen events; what is going on? Some of the recordings are so banal it’s beyond belief; I’m just not feeling the sublimation, if there’s any to be had.” – Ed Pinsent
Package for kantoor2, C90+ zine
Geert Jan Hobijn, founder of staalplaat, illuminates the room with his copy of kantoor2.
I met Geert Jan during a Sunday coffee break after a visit to little Balkans, the wonderful flea market in the east of Berlin.
Geert Jan Hobijn, sound artist.
Staalplaat, the label. GJ curates, designs and produces the artwork of the staalplaat (vinyl) releases.
Get it at staaltape.com or via bandcamp.
reduced price until 10.oktober.
Dubbing process is still going on, but the first copies are ready to go. The kantoor series are dedicated to found sounds. Copied on a found C90, the release comes with a zine. Petrichor publishers in Deventer took care of the zine.
The sounds on the tape were found and assembled by Marcin Barski (Poland) Kristoffer Raasted ( Danmark) Roman Voronovsky ( Russia ) and Mark Vernon ( Scotland ). All four of them also provided text, collage and pictures for the zine. Additional texts were written by Giada dalla Bontà and Rinus Van Alebeek.
More info will follow soon.
Like modern day archeology, from the depths of our shared heritage some copies of various tape runs resurfaced, all untouched and still in their original package.
The tapes were dubbed and assembled at home, all are chrome quality.
The tapes are available at the Underbelly distro in Rotterdam, also on-line.
Montreal Tape Run was released in collaboration with crustacés tapes from Montreal. This is the staaltape version. Link MTR
In the picture you also see the tourist editions of Paris Tape Run 1 + 2 and Berlin Tape Run 1.
Link PTR1 Link PTR2 Link BTR1
Montreal Tape Run
Paris Tape Run 2, tourist edition
Berlin Tape Run 2, tourist edition