Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Monday, December 07, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

holiday shopping sample sale at supermarket

for sonic fabric goods, philosoprops, and one-of-a-kind work-of-art fashion accessories, please visit my shop at supermarket.

Monday, November 09, 2009


these are tracks from the album of sound collages that is recorded onto sonic fabric prior to weaving. available on the "goods" page, or with more detailed information at cdbaby.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

TODAY show

the sonic fabric neckties will be featured on the TODAY show at 9am eastern this thursday november 12th. to purchase one of these or another sonic fabric item, please visit our "goods" page, or visit supermarket. several of the sonic "shaman-superhero" dresses are also available. please contact us for details.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Friday, September 04, 2009

sonic fabric in filter magazine

The catalog for the CODED CLOTH exhibition at the Samstag Museum in Adelaide, Australia has appeared in an-on line version of FILTER MAGAZINE.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

the sound archive

the sonic fabric sound archive has, at long last, been established. these are the first of hundreds of samples in my collection of short sonic snippets of the human experience.

since the technology has finally arrived, i am now able to solicit samples as well. do you have a sound sample you'd be willing to donate to the archive? i will collect the samples, and some of them will be incorporated into the next series of compositions that will be recorded onto the tape prior to weaving.

Send me your track

Thursday, August 06, 2009


FUTUROTEXTILE 09, SURPRISING TEXTILES IN DESIGN AND ART opened on august 2nd in bangkok thailand at the jim thompson art center. one of my solid black sonic fabric "voidness dresses" will be on display there until october 16th. then the show will move to casablanca.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

sonic fabric at cannes

from dazeddigital.com:

DD: How did the idea for the suit come about?
Pierre AndrĂ© Senizergues: "With my role as executive producer, I knew I couldn’t walk down the red carpet at the premiere of The 11th Hour at the Cannes Film Festival in a tuxedo that wasn’t environmentally friendly. When I found this amazing material that had audiotape weaved into the fabric to give it a glossy finish, I thought it would make the perfect tuxedo for this occasion. It was an existing fabric that no one was using. I found a tailor in Koreatown in Los Angeles who made tuxedos for Brad Pitt and we lined the inside of the tuxedo with recycled Etnies t-shirts."

no one was using it? merci, mais au contraire...

Sunday, May 03, 2009

jon fishman's "musical suit"

jon fishman, phish percussionist, always wears a black mu-mu style dress with an orange donut pattern on it when he plays on stage. once many years ago (late 1990's?) i got to talking with jon about a project i was about to start working on in which i would use cassette tape to weave a kind of fabric. jon was immediately interested, and offered to donate his personal collection of tapes to the cause. i suggested making something for him out of this material literally woven from his favorite music. a version of his traditional ritual garment imbued with sound seemed logical, especially
since i'd long been intrigued by orange donuts and had been using them in my work for years to represent the notion of "sound made visible". it wasn't until after jon had given me his box of 300 tapes - a wide range of rare gems, including original jimi hendrix jam sessions, prince recorded live during an impromptu concert in a small club in london, john coltrane, sun ra, led zeppelin, bob marley - that i decided to make a sound collage from samples of every single tape in the box rather than use the originals to weave with. i spent a week listening to the tapes, using my old-style analog 4-track recorder to create a layered collage of samples. i then recorded this composition - crammed full of jon's inspirations - onto large spools of tape salvaged from the audiobook industry. the tape was then woven into fabric, then silkscreened with orange donuts, then sewn into a dress.

a prop maker/sound engineer friend made tape head gloves that jon could use on stage to "play" the dress - by rubbing a tape head over its surface, it would emit a garbled, swooshing sound, not unlike a DJ scratching on a record.

in 2004 jon fishman performed on stage during a phish show in las vegas using the dress as a musical instrument. jon fishmans's "musical suit" is now on display as part of the "return to function" exhibition at the madison museum of contemporary art.

Monday, April 27, 2009

sonic fabric neckties

these hip skinny sonic fabric neckties, made from recorded audiocassette tape recorded with the "between stations" sound collages, emit good vibes into the vicinity of the wearer. look equally good with t-shirt or dress shirt.

introductory half-off sale now at supermarket.

Monday, April 20, 2009

voidness dress

the "voidness dress" - sonic fabric dress, one-piece apron with patch of velvet. inspired by the heart sutra in buddhism. photo by erik gould, courtesy of rhode island school of design museum of art.

sonic fabric sails

Monday, February 02, 2009


in the interest of consolidation, from now on i will only rarely post here - instead, all updates will be posted regularly at alycesantoro.com/blog. and on my photostream at flickr. also, many items made of sonic fabric and from my collection of philosoprops are available through supermarket.

Friday, January 23, 2009

electronic shamanism

i'm very pleased to have a couple of pieces in this show opening tonight at interaccess arts in toronto.

Monday, January 12, 2009