This project takes two forms: an audio recording and a laser print. The recording was made using custom software that layered every song in my record collection (approximately 1,104 hours or 42 days of music) and outputs a single audio file. Every song plas at the same time, with the beginning being extremely loud. As the pop and rock songs end around the 3-minute mark, the chaos tapers as the longer songs end. Towards the end of the recording, only a handful of very long songs remain (some Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, and Alvin Lucier).
The print, created using a black-and-white laser printer, was made from every album cover printed at actual size on top of one another, building a thick texture of subtle black and spots of white. Since toner is effectively plastic, the print becomes topographical as well.
Script for creating the audio recording written by Chris Thompson.