quote of the day

Art is the most beautiful deception of all. And although people try to incorporate the everyday events of life in it, we must hope that it will remain a deception lest it become a utilitarian thing, sad as a factory.

— Claude Debussy

the visual art of Brian Eno: Light and Time

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Physicist of Sound | Carsten Nicolai

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“Forest and Trees” installation

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“Forest and Trees” is an installation of moving images and sounds employing 12 digital photo frames. The animation and its sound effects playing through the internal speakers of each frame gradually come together to form music.

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unnamed soundsculpture

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hearing is believing

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old sequencer / music box, digitally enhanced

“Digital Enhancement” is an interactive sound installation consisting of an electrified Symphonion Brevet No. 28, a synthesizer, an amplifier and four headphones. The Symphonion musical box dates back to the beginning of the last century and its mechanical workings are combined with digital technology to convert it into a MIDI sequencer. The original music, embossed on steel plates, can be played on the synthesizer, which is programmed to mimic the sounds of the Symphonion. In order to operate the sequencer, a hand-cranked dynamo serves as a remote control.

(check it out at Martin Birchers site)

quote of the day

If the song sucks, the mix is irrelevant. – Mixerman