Conceptual sound artist Alyce Santoro creates clothing made from sonic fabric - fabric oven from 50% recorded audio cassette tape and 50% colored thread.
The Recycled Cassette Tape Fedora, for example, has a retro swankiness about it which hides the fact that it can be played with a tape head.
Here's an video that demonstrates using a Walkman to read sonic fabric:
The garbled collage of sounds is a result of the tight weave of the fabric.
Sonic fabric is woven on antique looms in New England:
The Sonic Fabric Fedoras are a limited-edition project; Santoro has also designed neckties made from the sonic fabric.
According to Santoro, the idea behind using fabric to create clothing "is that the wearer becomes a beacon for other-dimensional, intangible, subtle forces of good…much in the manner of a superhero. only this part of the superhero garb can be worn on the outside in any environment without detection!"
Details on the designs are available at Santoros' Supermarket site.
Using Chains and automation to switch keyboard setups
Seamless audio and MIDI switchover between computers