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Tim Spelios, No Tweeters Allowed

Humanities Gallery
Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, 718-488-1198
Brooklyn Misc.
November 16 - December 22, 2006
Reception: Thursday, November 16, 6 - 8 PM

The origin of this piece is an early 1950’s Motorola console that my parents kept in our basement. I practiced drums along with the radio when I was 11, turning the volume up all the way. The only speaker was a 15’ woofer and the amplifier had tubes. Sometimes I’d quit playing drums and put my head in the speaker when there was a song I really wanted to hear, like I Can See For Miles, by the Who, with its crazy start and stop drumming by Keith Moon. – Tim Spelios

The installation consists of a scattering of seven aluminum ladders with wire dog cages balanced on top. Inside each cage is a 15” woofer resting on a lambs wool mat. The sound element consists of Tony Maimone on bass and Spelios on drums.
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