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Exhibit 31 - Aubervilliers/Pantin I - june 15th, 2005

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The avenue Jean Jaurès (one of many of that name in France) - running from the parisian Porte de la Villette in north-north-eastern direction towards the community of La Courneuve - separates the communities of Pantin (at the east side) and Aubervilliers (at the west side, except for the Fort d'Aubervilliers, which lies to its east). On wednesday june 15th, 2005, I walked along the avenue Jean Jaurès. Starting from the metro staition Fort d'Aubervilliers, I walked on the Aubervilliers side to where the avenue starts, then crossed it, and walked back again on the Pantin side. During this short walk, which lasted some one hour and a half, I collected eightteen cast away tape fragments. Most of them on the first part of the avenue (between the périphérique and the parisian cemetery of Pantin/Bobigny), and most stuck in what I since have started to call 'tape catchers' ... All of them come together in this 31st exhibit ... (Read more in the SoundBlog ...)

172.

06/15/2005 12h40 Pantin - avenue du Cimitière Parisien

Lined by parked cars, trees, undertakers, flowershops and one or two restaurants, this strangely neglected and filthy 'double' avenue (see picture) leads up to the 'Parisian Cemetery' at Pantin. Found this tape (see picture) in a pile of rubbish on the avenue the Jaurès side, not far from the bus stop. Caribean?
171.

06/15/2005 12h25 Pantin - avenue Jean Jaurès

Near nr. 134, a tiny strand (see picture), trapped by one of the small metal bars on the pavement, delining parked cars. French rap/hip-hop; probably recorded from the radio.
170.

06/15/2005 12h20 Pantin - avenue Jean Jaurès

Two of two, opposite to the entrance of the lycée Marcelin Berthelot. Arabic. Or is it indian? Wonderful music it is ...
169.

06/15/2005 12h20 Pantin - avenue Jean Jaurès

One of two (see picture), opposite to the entrance of the lycée Marcelin Berthelot. Caribean (?).
168.

06/15/2005 12h12 Pantin - avenue Jean Jaurès

[ Lat: 48:54:15N (48.9043) Lon: 2:23:34E (2.3928) - satellite map for this spot (Google) ]

Three of three, opposite nr. 96. Wet wet wet. This tape must have been a cassette edition of their 1987 debut album, Popped in Souled Out ...
167.

06/15/2005 12h12 Pantin - avenue Jean Jaurès

Two of three, opposite nr. 96. ?? ...
166.

06/15/2005 12h12 Pantin - avenue Jean Jaurès

One of three (see picture), opposite nr. 96. Arabic. Or is it eastern european? Sounds like find #164 ...
165.

06/15/2005 12h10 Pantin - avenue Jean Jaurès

Two of two, opposite nr. 92. Arabic.
164.

06/15/2005 12h10 Pantin - avenue Jean Jaurès

One of two (see picture), opposite nr. 92. Arabic.
163.

06/15/2005 12h03 Pantin - avenue Jean Jaurès

Opposite nr. 54 (see picture). Parts of a (radio) play, or soundtrack of a film in arabic. One of the fragments is identical to a fragment found as part of find #86, which was included in exhibit #17 (also found in Pantin, in april 2004). Find #159 maybe is part of the same 'play' as well ...
162.

06/15/2005 12h00 Pantin - avenue Jean Jaurès

Opposite nr. 48. Disco-y pop with a 'Donald Duck'-y voice, and caribean. (See picture)
161.

06/15/2005 11h55 Pantin - avenue Jean Jaurès

Crossing the road, to the Pantin side, there was a complete but badly broken cassette lying in and around the bus shelter, near nr. 32 (see picture). Someone must have dropped / thrown it there only shortly before I passed. It contains an eclectic mix of anglophonic and eastern european (polish?) rap/hip-hop (Shazam [ june 08th, 2010 ] recognized Gruby Czarny Kot, by Kaliber 44), techno, dance and rock music. Among them part of a version of Benny Benassi's 'Satisfaction', and what I reckon to be part of (one of the many versions) of God is a DJ, by Faithless.
160.

06/15/2005 11h48 Aubervilliers - avenue Jean Jaurès

Second of two (see picture), on the road, opposite nr. 27. Music.
159.

06/15/2005 11h48 Aubervilliers - avenue Jean Jaurès

First of two (see picture), on the road, opposite nr. 27. Contains islamic prayers (?) and/or part of a (radio) play in arabic (? - cc. find #163).
158.

06/15/2005 11h40 Aubervilliers - avenue Jean Jaurès

On the road, opposite nr. 85, near the rue Trevet (see picture).
[ In an e-mail dated mai 19th, 2006, Amir Husak from Detroit, MI, wrote me that here he had recognized "fragments from a song by Serbian pop-folk (also known as turbofolk) star, Ceca Raznatovic. Name of the song is "Pazi s Kime Spavas" (in English: "Watch Who You Sleep With") from the album "Gore od Ljubavi" (2004). Interesting fact: Ceca was also married to Zeljko Raznatovic Arkan, a Serbian paramilitary leader and war criminal who was was assasinated in 2000. She supposedly has strong ties to Serbian mob ..." ]
157.

06/15/2005 11h35 Aubervilliers - avenue Jean Jaurès

On the pedestrian crossing near the Sainte-Marthe des Quatre Chemins church. This particular strand (see picture) turned out to be ... empty.
156.

06/15/2005 11h10 Aubervilliers - avenue Jean Jaurès

The second of two. Arabic. Probably from a commercially produced arabic tape, as the leader tape of the cassette contains writing in arabic, and the word 'Ouhmane'(see picture). [ Googling showed that 'Ouhmane cassettes' is/was a cassette duplication service registered in the Morrocan community of Settat. ]
Shazam [ feb. 28th, 2010 ] identified French-born Algerian singer Warda Al-Jazairia's track Zarny Fil Doha.
155.

06/15/2005 11h10 Aubervilliers - avenue Jean Jaurès

Pretty much buried in a pile of dirt and dust, I 'dug out' two bits of tape (see picture) on the pedestrian crossing on the corner of the avenue Jean Jaurès and the avenue de la division Leclerc. This is one of the two.

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find #172
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finds #160/70
finds #166-68
finds #164-65
find #163
find #162
find #161
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find #160
find #159
find #158
find #157
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Exhibits related to Exhibit 31

Pantin/la Courneuve - january 06th, 2006
Aubervilliers/Pantin II - july 14th, 2005

Notes related to Exhibit 31

tape busters and coordinates

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If you are able to describe fragments more precisely than the way in which it is done in the list, please let me know!

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