2014: DC Regional and Audio Editing

Here’s Doug “The Thunder” Stroock performing at the U.S. Air Guitar DC Regional.

Not only did his performance stretch the boundaries of the human body and gesture in ways that transcend the “there guitar,” but he also stretched the sonic dimensions of the music.

Watch the video at the 1-minute mark. As he swallows his guitar, the sounds become muffled and filtered, in a way that indicates the sounds are emanating from inside his body. Then, he regurgitates the air guitar, and the sounds gradually become un-muffled and clearer. This reconfigures the relationship between the body’s materiality and the sounds in interesting ways.


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