Ted Riederer Primal Sound skull vinyl

Ted Riederer Primal Sound skull vinyl

Ted Riederer Primal Sound skull vinyl

An avid lover of music and art, Ted Riederer created these skull forms by placing vinyl records atop a plaster skull mold and melting them down. The record label molds perfectly around the curvature of the frontal bone giving each skull a unique identity. The series, titled Primal Sound,

…aims to explore the symbols of music, and music communities, for their redemptive power. When I was 16, my life fell apart, I joined a band and was saved. The vinyl skulls are based on a nonfiction essay by the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke entitled ‘Primal Sound.’ In this essay he ponders what sound the coronal suture would make as it closely resembles a sound wave. He proposes that this process of combining what seems like disparate elements initially to create something that the world has never heard, is a model for making good art. –Ted Riederer

Explore more of Ted’s musically themed artwork at tedriederer.com!

 

[spotted by Chris Belford]