Sunday, July 24, 2005

Nate Harrison - Amen Break

Nate Harrison, an interdisciplinary artist from Los Angeles, California, presents a gorgeous project documenting the career of 6 seconds of music, the infamous 'Amen Break'. In the 17-minute documentary (Quicktime movie), Nate Harrison argues that, how and why the drumloop (originally played by 'The Winstons') entered the "collective audio unconscious".

Along the (fascinating) road, the narrator discusses the topics of sampling, copyrights, and the evolution of different types of music.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005: Unfortunately, the link seems to be down (because of bandwidth reasons). You can also download the quicktime movie at this alternative yousendit link. Information on N. Harrison's projects can still be found at


Anonymous said...

Hm, seems like the link is down...

Jerry said...

Thanks. I posted an alternative link.