Tony Conrad - Bryant Park Moratorium Rally (1969)
Label: Table Of The Elements, Audio ArtKive
Catalog#: Bi 83, Audio ArtKive 09
Genre: Electronic, Non-Music
Style: Field Recording, Speech, Experimental
Notes: Recording of a anti-Vietnam-war rally in Bryant Park, Manhattan (1969) made by Tony Conrad through his open window, sounds coming muffled and delayed. At the same time, the TV is on with the instant broadcast of the same rally.
It was funny, Conrad notes: "Because being there is later than the TV. This brings up the notion of the present, whether we live in it or after it. So you have this situation of TV vs. live, or TV vs. the street, all these issues of presence. The tape invokes that time really accurately and thoroughly. It's a big chunk, and that makes things so much different than a sound byte."
Bryant Park Moratorium Rally was made available for free download on the Internet on the eve of US invasion of Iraq in 2003.
1 Bryant Park Moratorium Rally (50:51)