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Matthusen, Paula


2 websites in 2 archived website.

Scope and Contents

The website contains a biography of the artist, information about her works and projects, examples of her works in the form of embedded audio files, and articles written about Matthusen and her works. The compositions featured on the site make use of electronic and traditional instruments as well as everyday objects to create sound installations and music. Site capture began in May 2014. This description is based on the September 2017 capture of the site.

between systems and grounds is a collaboration between composer Paula Matthusen and visual artist Olivia Valentine, drawing on a mutually developed practice combining textile construction and electronics in real-time, launched in 2016. The project grows with each iteration and performance, integrating field recordings, radio signals, feedback, and a system of cues that all contribute to the slowly-growing textile. The website contains their album, a radio station of their audio, and dates of previous performances.


New site crawls are accrued annually.


Robots.txt (a piece of code designed to limit crawler activity within a website) was ignored. Crawl was limited to domains and subdomains of in order to remain within the collection scope and data constraints.

Embedded Soundcloud audio files were not captured due to technological constraints.

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