Just Browsing
unreleased track, 2003
Jeff Karolski

“This recording was created in August of 2003 in the city of Hamtramck, Michigan. Continuously walking along Joseph Campau, I moved in and out of the various stores on this street in an attempt to weave a unique audible path. The naturally occurring ‘music’ captured includes the various shops’ radio broadcasts along with the immediate context of Hamtramck’s dynamic and diverse community, with the experience oscillating in and out of its interior and exterior spaces.

Nearly 20 years later, this recording reveals various aspects of a this city’s character from that era in a subtle but constantly shifting urban soundscape that I felt was worth sharing for any other curious and willing listeners, providing a unique acoustic time capsule.”

Jeff Karolski (b. 1973, Madison Heights, Michigan) attended the College for Creative Studies in the 1990s, owns  his grandmother’s home in Hamtramck, and now lives in Sterling Heights, Michigan. With accolades for both experimental audio-inspired performance and gallery work, Karolski’s output stands on its own as a personal testament to a decades-long love of working with his hands through his intimate use of various tools, technologies, and processes.

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