Gravel Played on a Record Turntable

Sound artist Michael Ridge, who previously used the newest British five pound note as a needle for a vinyl record, filled a bowl with gravel and played it on the turntable of his Crosley record player resulting in a chaotic cacophony of noise.

Revisiting playing gravel on a turntable for an upcoming Norfolk Trotter CS, should be out in May!

Ridge previously used this bowl of gravel, which was played with a stick and a piece of flint.

Alternative/acoustic playback version of the gravel 7″ anti-record with a pleasingly simple stick and flint setup. Headphones recommend

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

Lori is a Laughing Squid Contributing Editor based in New York City who has been writing blog posts for over a decade. She also enjoys making jewelry, playing guitar, taking photos and mixing craft cocktails.