RPM (revolutions per minute)

Design and Decorative Arts

Clear lathe cut record and letterpress sleeve

8.00 x 8.00 x 0.10 in

20.3 x 20.3 x 0.3 cm

Edition of 18

Signed and numbered on sleeve

PRICE: $250

    About The Work

    Jennie C. Jones: RPM (revolutions per minute) is a limited edition 45 RPM single that brings together two commissioned audio collages from the artist’s 2018 exhibition at The Glass House. The sound works respond to the Philip Johnson–designed Glass House (1949) and Sculpture Gallery (1970). "revolutions per minute" employs a harmonious combination of solfeggio frequencies that considers the aural environment of the Glass House. In "Year of Construction: 1970," the aforementioned sound carries over as an undertone and is transformed by a counterpoint of predominantly black sonic practices from the year 1970, including Alice Coltrane, Alvin Singleton, Milford Graves, and Yusef Lateef. 45 RPM singles were first introduced in the same year that the Glass House was constructed.

    SIDE A
    RPM (revolutions per minute), 2018
    Singing Bowl, Glass Bowl, Digital Tone. All 528 HZ, a healing frequency.
    Running time: 3:36

    SIDE B
    Year of Construction: 1970, 2018
    Sourced from: Dorothy Ashby, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Alice Coltrane, Miles Davis, Svein Finnerud Trio, Milford Graves, Andrew Hill, Yusef Lateef, “The Lumpen” Black Panther Party Revolutionary Band, Sun Ra, Pharoah Sanders, and Alvin Singleton. All composed or recorded in 1970.
    Running time: 3:19

    Courtesy of The Philip Johnson Glass House

    About Jennie C. Jones

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