Lathe cutting demos coming up this week

Ever wanted to see a record from one of your favorite artists get cut right in front of you?

In conjunction with the Henry’s exhibition, The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl,  visitors are invited to the Henry’s test site tomorrow, Thursday, and Friday to see Mike Dixon cut a series of limited edition high-quality, 10” lacquer recording blanks, in real time, on a 1940’s Presto 6N record lathe!

Each day will feature a different artist and visitors are allowed to purchase records on a first come first serve basis.

Wednesday 7/18: Joe Plummer (Modest Mouse & The Shins)
Thursday 7/19: Grand Archives
Friday 7/20: Fruit Bats

Records are $75, $70 for Henry members and will be cut during regular museum hours. Can’t make it on these dates? Call the Henry front desk to purchase your record (206-221-3850).

In addition, Dixon will be giving a talk entitled Live to Lathe on Saturday, 7/21, from 12:00-3:00pm, where he will explain the history of record production from early cylinder formats to Hip Pocket Records to 45s. Following the talk Dixon will give another live cutting demo. Bring in an MP3 player or your guitar and record your own record right in the gallery for only $5, first come first served.

Mike Dixon is the proprietor of People in a Position to Know (PIAPTK), a vinyl and digital only record label in Olympia, WA.

Come to the Henry this week to take advantage of this incredible opportunity!

-Marian

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