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

Subject: Re: (More) Cool sounds from outer space!/databending
From: jmmmp (
Date: Mon Aug 01 2005 - 06:30:44 EDT

> 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 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.

well yeah, that was his technique (even though the original formulas
weren't right sometimes), to arouse curiosity through something alien.
it's like playing listening roullette (just keep playing until you win,
even though you don't can't have a grip on the process).


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