sonic (cassette tape) necktie - wider width – gray
sonic fabric – the invention of conceptual and sound artist alyce santoro – is a durable, beautiful, audible textile woven from 50% recorded audio cassette tape and 50% colored polyester thread. the fabric is woven in new england, and small, limited-edition accessories are hand sewn in manhattan by designer julio cesar. sonic fabric emits a garbled, underwater-like sound if you run a tape head over it (for a demo, please visit youtube channel alyceobvious).
the sound collage overdubbed onto the current batch of tape before weaving is composed of looped and layered samples collected mostly on and under the streets of NYC (please see between stations). the idea behind the tie is that the wearer becomes a beacon for other-dimensional, intangible, subtle forces of good…much in the manner of a superhero. only this part of the superhero garb can be worn on the outside in the most conservative environment without detection! looks equally great with dress shirt or t-shirt.
the “standard width” (3.5" at the widest point) ties come in three colors: dark brown (woven with brown tape and black thread), light gray (gray thread, black tape), and black (black tape, black thread).
each comes packaged with descriptive cardstock label.