jeudi 23 octobre 2014


H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record n.253

Hallmark Cards Vol. 2: Happy Birthday To You
by Jeff Kolar

H.A.K. Lo-Fi Record is proud to present the second opus of Hallmark Cards by Jeff Kolar.
You can still enjoy the volume 1, here !

Hallmark Cards is a hand-bent playback of Hallmark greeting cards with sound. The personalized cards are converted into sentimental electronic instruments equipped with modified punch lines. Once open, the copyright audio material is exposed to circuit-bending techniques and physical compression. The resulting audio functions as a cover song.

Hallmark Cards Volume 2: Happy Birthday To You focuses specifically on the song "Happy Birthday To You". Arranged in only four lines, it is the most recognized song in the English language and is currently valued at an estimated $5 million. It's Copyright status is currently under investigation by the U.S. Supreme Court, and is set to expire in 2030, 95 years after the publication of the original authors.


01 Intro (Let's Get This Party Started)
02 Happy Birthday To You
03 Happy Birthday To You (Dog)
04 Happy Birthday To You (Reggae)
05 Happy Birthday To You (Fart)
06 Happy Birthday To You (Gimme Presents)
07 Happy Birthday To You (DJ)
08 Happy Birthday To You (Bird)
09 Happy Birthday To You (Bonus)
10 Outro (Applause)

All tracks performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jeff Kolar
Design by Anna Katherine Peters

Recorded live on Art's Birthday 2014 at ORF Funkhaus Wien, Epsilonia Program at Radio Libertaire 89.4-FM Paris, and in Chicago 2014.

About Jeff Kolar...

Jeff Kolar is a sound artist and curator working in Chicago, USA. His work, described as “speaker-shredding” (Half Letter Press) and “wonderfully strange” (John Corbett), includes cross-platform collaboration, low-powered radio, and live performance. His work often activates sound in unconventional, temporary, and ephemeral ways using appropriation and remix as a critical practice.
Jeff is a free103point9 Transmission Artist, and the founder and acting director of Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform. Since 2011, Radius has commissioned over 50 original radio works by artists from over 20 different countries.

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