Tape and Splicing Block from BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Splicing block with two boxes of tape and razor blade.
'An experimental, physically modified editing block (made from two standard editing blocks) to produce long "cross-fade edits". Very difficult to use, as razor blades often just curled the edge of the tape', Dick MIlls.
Used to make music by splicing tiny pieces of tape together, an extremely time consuming method. Each length would be cut, then joined with tape to the next. A piece could take days to construct.
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Splicing block: 20 mm x 300 mm x 45 mm, .19 kg
Tape box 1: 30 mm x 60 mm x 60 mm, .05 kg
Tape Box 2: 15 mm x 60 mm x 60 mm, .01 kg
Razor Blade: 20 mm x 40 mm
- sound device
- furnishing and equipment
- The BBC Collection