John Kannenberg is an artist, researcher, teacher, performer, storyteller, and writer.
He is also Director & Chief Curator of The Museum of Portable Sound.

New Album: Stretching Exercises

Stretching Exercises is a 3 hour and 22 minute-long album of conceptually stretched sounds. 

Track & Album Information:

Track 1: Carl Sagan saying the word "billion" once during the first episode of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, stretched to last one hour. (A bona fide viral phenomenon!)

Track 2: The opening chord to the Beatles' A Hard Days Night stretched to last one hour. Sample recorded from vinyl album. 

Track 3: The slap bass bumper used as a scene transition on the television show Seinfeld, stretched to the average length of an episode of Seinfeld without commercials. 

Track 4: All the non-vocal musical passages from Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Goode (exactly one minute of raw material) stretched to last for an hour.


Released June 27, 2017.

Cover Art:
a 1500x1500ppi image of the cover of Jane Fonda's Workout Record (1981) with a 500 pixel horizontal motion blur. Typeface: Eurostile Extended (bold and regular) with 500pt tracking. 

All sounds stretched with Paulstretch. I know it's not impressive virtuosity. That's not the point.

Get Stretching Exercises at Bandcamp

Autumn 2017 Talks

Sound Art Matters presentation online