Produced by Victoria Estok (8:23)
This audio documents what I consider to be one of the most important places in Princeton, NJ. I created it as a compliment and offshoot to the 2008 Sonic Fragment Festival. Rather than submitting more university field recordings, I thought it would be more interesting to create something around a hub that serves not just students but try ti capture a place that provides a pulse for the larger working class community. The Princeton Record Exchange is central New Jersey’s music hub. This is a place where oddballs and conservatives, wealthy and poor, young and old, curiously come together to hear interesting music, find rarities, get deals, meet like-minded weirdoes, and sometimes just to get perspective on just what life could be and is! I was fortunate enough to have the staff agree to play this recording in the store during the more structured sonic fragment festival and mostly due to their love of and recognition of this place the festival organizers agreed that this piece would be mentioned as an addendum to the more structured event.