Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!/databending


Subject: Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!/databending
From: bill thompson (innerd00r@yahoo.com)
Date: Mon Aug 01 2005 - 04:11:40 EDT


well, you might be right as i do think data is
'cool'...our campus is moving across town and i found
a shoebox of old cassettes from the i.t.
department...some of us from the days before computers
came with kids might remember using cassettes to store
programs on (what an efficient media that was!)...they
sound 'beautiful' 'cool' and (what was the third
adjective :))...

no really, i like listening to them quite a bit.
though the students riding in my car between campuses
think i'm absolutely mad :)

i've been exploring some data-bending and then this
box of old 'data' just fell in to my lap. in case you
don't know, data-bending is taking data meant for one
thing and using it for another, in this case taking
data for a program and listening to it...you can do it
digitally too using program files, jpeg/gif files etc
and opening them in an audio editing program as a .raw
file for some very interesting sounds.

it's very assaulting in a way, totally uncompromising,
and yet the logic of the programming or 'data' does
seem to translate to the audio realm if you're open to
it. it's a stark beauty. it reminds me of my first
experience listening to some of xenakis's pieces.

b.

  

--- electroacoustics@canada.com wrote:

> Yes right. 'Hear' is the important word. No one is
> hearing anything of whatever the original data might
> have been before it got converted, so stop it with
> the
> 'its from Saturn' crap. Its from a lab on earth, and
> its a sham, and a bad one at that, and the 'cool'
> and
> 'beautiful' people who apparently have only three
> adjectives in their vocabulary (between them) are
> duping others into thinking this space junk is
> actually
> worth a listen. Its data. Garbled, distorted, data.
> If
> you think its worth something, then try
> contemplating a
> glass of water until the bio-matter inside makes it
> undrinkable.
>
> R. Mutt
>
>
> On Sun, 31 Jul 2005 02:36:34 +1000, "miriam clinton
> (iriXx)" wrote:
>
> >
> > whats more - what could be cooler than being able
> to
> > /hear/ something
> > that is intangible as well as being from the
> visual
> > spectrum?
> >
> > Jean-Marc Pelletier wrote:
> >
> > > They're beautiful, surprising sounds created by
> > auroras that are more
> > > interesting by themselves than most ea out
> there.
> How
> > can this _not_
> > > be cool.
> > >
> > > Jean-Marc
> > >
> > > electroacoustics@canada.com wrote:
> > >
> > >> Would you care to explain why you think this is
> so
> > >> cool? I must be missing something.
> > >>
> > >> TC
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> On Tue, 26 Jul 2005 12:34:20 +0900, Jean-Marc
> > Pelletier
> > >> wrote:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>> This was also referenced on /.
> > >>>
> > >>>
> http://image.gsfc.nasa.gov/poetry/sounds/sounds.html
> > >>>
> > >>> Very, very cool.
> > >>>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > --
> > 99% of aliens prefer Earth
> > --Eminem
> >
> > www.iriXx.org
> > www.copyleftmedia.org.uk
>

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