Turn Table: The Cleansing of the Temple


As part of our series of the School of Art, Aberystwyth University’s Open Day provision, John Harvey presented an open-studio event entitled ‘Turn Table: The Cleansing of the Temple’. It is based upon the biblical narratives of Christ over-turning the tables of the merchants and money changers (Matthew 21.12–17, Mark 11.15–19, and Luke 19. 45–48).  Using vinyl recordings of Alexander Scourby’s 1964 reading of the texts, a DJ turntable, sampler/loopers, effects modulators, and the techniques of abstract turntablism, John developed sound samples towards a composition that will feature on his The Talking Bible album.

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