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 output a single audio file. Every song plays at the same time. The beginning is extremely loud, but as the pop and rock songs end around the 3-minute mark, the chaos tapers. 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 one on top of another at actual size, 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.