140 Ways to Make a Cassette Unlistenable

A former tenant of my wife’s was a noise musician who left crates of cassettes behind when he moved out years earlier. Instead of simply tossing or donating them, I came up with as many interesting ways to not necessarily destroy them, but make them unlistenable. The idea came from the content of the tapes, a lot of which was esoteric and would already be “unlistenable” to many. The list was made in collaboration with artist Alex Rosmarin. I executed and documented about half of the list’s items.