This work celebrates (if that is the correct term) our employment as library pages. Maxine Heller worked at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (CLP). I worked at the Richmond, Virginia, Public Library (RPL). The text Maxine read for the piece is from CLP Instructions for Pages from the 1950s. I read from an addendum to the official RPL Page Manual that contains--well, mishuggas: speed records and various chronicles of ridiculous library events. Additional sounds were derived from a 1971 recording made in the RPL page workroom and a 2005 recording made at CLP.
Recording: LARVA6: Facts about Air
Broadcast: Radio Free Radio, WRCT, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, October 3, 2009
FACTS ABOUT AIR