Furrowed is producer/sound artist, Dylan Beattie. Playing a modified vinyl record lathe, he incorporates live disc inscription into performance and creates fixed media work involving unusual and experimental ‘record cutting’ techniques.

Furrowed sound is a research project exploring disc-based signal inscription (‘record cutting’) in a range of contexts as part of a practice-based PhD.

The name is inspired by Pierre Schaeffer’s descriptions of sillon fermé (literal translation: closed furrows) in musique concrète practice. The idea that sound could be ‘planted’ in a record and somehow ‘ploughed’ into the material was particularly appealing.

The project offers development of, and thoughts on, technologies, technique, performance, composition and sound art practices using record lathes as the key musical instrument.