Joe Colley
Trying to play Nothing


Cat#: MM053
Format: 7", 45 RPM
Year: 2021

A recording of Samuel Beckett’s ‘Text for Nothing #8’ read by Jack McGowan 1958 (used without permission) is burned to a CD-R with 99 index points. A Sony Discman in shuffle mode attempts to play the disc. Electromagnetic signals of struggling CD player mechanics are recorded, edited and collaged into two extracts.