The K.R. Tape: March 21, 1976

Hello friends,

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We've got a little something to share with you as you're recovering from your tryptophan comas and Black Friday doorbusters: it's an excerpt from the 1976 cassette tape recorded by "K.R.," which inspired the UNWOUND project. Give it a listen:

This clip is particularly important to us: K.R. starts each entry of the tape with the day and month but not the year. Her reference to the Patty Hearst trial in this entry was the clue we needed to date the tape to 1976.

We've said before that one of the main goals of this project is to explore different interpretations—and representations—of this voice from the past. So we want to hear from you. What impression do you have of K.R. from this clip? Does she remind you of anyone you know? Sound off in the comments.

And don't forget: donate $30 or more through our Kickstarter, and we'll send you an exclusive digital download of another section of the tape, and an invitation to submit any work you produce based off that clip to The UNWOUND Archive, where it will be featured alongside dozens of other artists. We want your voice to be part of this!

Lots of warm, fuzzy feelings,
The UNWOUND Archive Team

Posted on November 24, 2012 .