How to Make a Dadaist Field Recording
Part of our Dada Sound project (February 2016) - see more at http://www.citiesandmemory.com/dadasounds By Fritz Schlueter.
How to Make a Dadaist Field Recording (according to Tristan Tzara's method How to Make a Dadaist Poem)
To make a Dadaist Field Recording: 1. Take a field recording. 2. Take a digital audio workstation. 3. Choose a section of the field recording as long as you are planning to make your Dadaist field recording. 4. Cut out the section. 5. Then split this section randomly in short pieces and arrange the snippets on four different tracks. 6. Shuffle all the pieces several times, randomly reverse some of the pieces. 7. Then take the scraps one after the other and put it on one track in the order in which they are, without gaps. 8. Render conscientiously to a new file. 9. The recording will be like you. 10. And here are you a sound artist, infinitely original and endowed with a sensibility that is charming though beyond the understanding of the vulgar.
--Fritz Schlüter (according to Tristan Tzara's method How to Make a Dadaist Poem, see http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88v/tzara.html, accessed on January 10th, 2016)