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"top_40" by artist, musician and DJ Simon Goodwin, 19|04|04 – 11|06|04.

During this project, Goodwin made 40 daily recordings of a piece of music from his personal collection, using in-ear binaural microphones. These microphones effectively record what the artist hears live, the music plus the incidental noises, movements and conversations in the space at the time of recording. After converting the day's recording into an mp3 file, it was uploaded to variablemedia.org; available for listening or download until the next day's recording replaced it.

The places that the music was recorded in and the sound systems that the music is recorded from varied during the project. The website detailed the time, date and location of each recording as well as the title and performer of the featured music. For more information see the press release.