Adrian Rew
"Slot Machine Music for Two Pairs of Drifters"

Adrian Rew is a New York-based sound recordist known for his two albums of field recordings made in mid western American casinos. Named “Slot Machine Music”, they document – using gambler nomenclature – “the zone”, a state of inner experience during which the rhythmic flow of human-machine collusion borders on mysticism. Time is abolished in the act of contemporary video gambling ― simulated slot reels roll, virtual poker decks deal, and all worldly concerns are lost ― leaving only the aura of total zone immersion in its wake. As part of Listening Stations, Adrian will present “Slot Machine Music for Two Pairs of Drifters” with recordings from Queens, NY exploring the comforting and womb-like qualities of casino soundscape.