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.
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.
Uitgeverij Petrichor is a small independent publishing house in Deventer, in the east of the Netherlands. K A N T O O R, staaltape’s new series of releases on found tapes and found sounds collectors will be published together with a zine. Petrichor takes care of the zine. Well, they are taking care, right now.
The first copies of the upcoming release of K A N T O O R, the first in a series dedicated to found sounds and their collectors, are almost ready to be shipped. Destination Deventer, where the independent publishing house Petrichor will attach the tape to the zine.
You might become the proud owner of one of these tapes. The zines will all look the same of course. More on the content of both tape and zine will follow.
Now in production, the first issue of KANTOOR, a series of releases dedicated to found sounds and their collectors. The release is a collaboration with the Dutch art book publishing house Petrichor. They will take care of the zine that will be published together with a C90. For the first issue cassettes from the 1990s of chrome and metal quality will be re-used. Sounds, words and images are by Jeroen Diepenmaat, Wassily Bosch, Ezio Piermattei and Ben Roberts. We hope to release the first KANTOOR in the first week of February.