Record Store: where you can’t buy anything, but you can listen to everything.

I’ll be spinning for the opening of this… The record store is completely modular and made to encourage the kind of listening-based cultural interchange that makes record stores awesome. Over 4,000 records on loan from community members’ collections. None of them are for sale, but visitors can listen to them all: from “Belly Dancing Favorites” to the Moody Blues to Earth, Wind, & Fire.

Record Store — an installation presented by Seattle Art Museum in collaboration with [storefront] Olson Kundig Architects (MacDowell architect Tom Kundig’s firm) — December 13th in Seattle! Attempting to remove the barrier between artist and audience, Record Store encourages the community to participate in the curation of this Olson Kundig Architects-designed traveling installation. Record Store is on view at Olson Kundig Architects (406 Occidental Ave., Seattle, WA 98104) from December 13 to January 31, 2012, Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm. An opening event will be held on December 13, 2011 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Special DJ listening parties will take place during the installation’s run.

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About ayanacontreras

i love the transportive powers of sound. i am a radio host/producer, DJ, Sound designer, 45rpm collector, and art lover living in the city of wind. View all posts by ayanacontreras

2 responses to “Record Store: where you can’t buy anything, but you can listen to everything.

  • Nashira Priester

    I wish you would invite me to do d.j. a session here. I have presented programs from KPFA in Berkeley to KPOO of which I am a founding member to KRAB here in Seattle.

    • ayanacontreras

      Hello, Nashira, I don’t have anything to do with who gets invited to DJ at “Record Store” (as I was invited myself). I would recommend discovering when listening parties are happening, then attending them. I imagine someone there would be able to direct you to the folks who select the Selectors/DJs.

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