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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Can I Get An Amen?

Can I Get An Amen? Nate Harrison... Can I Get An Amen? (2004, recording on acetate, turntable, PA system, paper documents, dimensions variable, total run time 17 minutes, 46 seconds). "...Can I Get An Amen? is an audio installation that unfolds a critical perspective of perhaps the most sampled drum beat in the history of recorded music, the Amen Break. It begins with the pop track Amen Brother by 60's soul band The Winstons, and traces the transformation of their drum solo from its original context as part of a 'B' side vinyl single into its use as a key aural ingredient in contemporary cultural expression."