140 Ways to Make a Tape Unlistenable 
Dan Nelson

A former tenant of my wife’s was a noise musician who left crates of cassettes behind when he moved out. Instead of simply tossing or donating them, I came up with as many interesting ways to not necessarily destroy them, but make them unlistenable. The idea came from the tapes, which were esoteric and already “unlistenable” to many. I executed and documented about half of the list’s items, presented here in book form. 

Dan Nelson is a writer and conceptual/visual artist who lives in the Hudson Valley. He is the author of 140 Ways to Make a Tape Unlistenable 
(Informal Noticings). His work has appeared in The Believer and, most recently, The Racket.