Foundsounds1993 Atlas
audio CD 40 minutes.
Location sounds 5 minutes each.
Found sounds 30 seconds each.


Tilson collected fragments of discarded audio-cassette tape in eight international cities. People had either thrown damaged cassettes from their cars or the tape had come from auto accidents. Each piece of tape had eventually entwined itself around weeds or railings along the roadside. He photographed the location where the tape was found and made a digital audio recording of the local sounds for a duration of five minutes. After two years Tilson had a broad range of sites. He wound the damaged and dirty scraps of cassette tape onto a blank cassette and re-recorded the found sounds. The tape from Bombay stinks of dried fish even after five years. The found sound, which was always music, is heard half-way through listening to the location sound of the street where it had been found. Foundsounds appeared as an audio CD with Atlas 4 in 1993 and was re-issued in 1997.







Exhibitions
2002
Urbis, Manchester.
Hearing Place, The Australian Sound Design Project, University of Melbourne.
2000
Over The Ocean, Roda Sten, Goteborg.
1999
Not There, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco.
1998
Eye was a Child, Saatchi Gallery.
European Echoes, Goteborg.
Sound, Refusalon, San Francisco.
Black Box Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.
Black Box Lift Gallery, London.
Black Box artezium, Luton.
Black Box Plymouth Arts Centre, Plymouth.
Black Box, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham.
1997
Airport, The Photographers’ Gallery.
Vario, Goteborg Music Festival.
1996
0 Video1, Milan.
Articles:
2003
Jake Tilson-Profile, Pen magazine, Japan.
Jake Tilson-Profile, Exposure, Japan.
2002
Jakes Progress, Liz Farelly, Blueprint.
Undercover Magazine, Belgium.
2000
Hungerford Bridge, Robert Elms, Greater London Radio.
2002
Jakes Progress, Liz Farelly, Blueprint.
1998
Eye Was a Child, The Independent April 12.
1997
Sounds of the City, Liz Farrelly, Blueprint June..
Presents for the Future, Gate 23, The Independent.
Gate 23, Going Places, Radio 4 interview.
1996
The State Rests Its Case Against Background Music, Jake Tilson, World Art 3.

Books

2003
No Brief - Designers' Personal Projects, John O'Reilly, Rotovision.
2001
Restart: New Systems in Graphic Design, Christian Küsters and Emily King, Thames & Hudson.
1999
Site of  Sound of Architecture & the Ear, Brandon LaBelle Steve Roden, Errant Bodies Press.
1997
Audio Works, Adam Levy, Jake Tilson, Atlas.
Airport, Photographers Gallery.
Investigations in Cities 1977-1997, (monograph), Museo Internacional de Electrografia,Cuenca,Spain, Atlas.