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[Audio] Tristan Perich – 1-Bit Symphony

Posted in Audio, Design, Tech by the.Zoo.keeper on June 24, 2010

Tristan Perich - 1-Bit Symphony

Tristan Perich’s 1-Bit Symphony is an electronic composition in five movements on a single microchip. Though housed in a CD jewel case, 1-Bit Symphony is not a recording in the traditional sense; it literally “performs” its music live when turned on. A complete electronic circuit—programmed by the artist and assembled by hand—plays the music through a headphone jack mounted into the case itself. The project is set to be released on Cantaloupe on August 24, 2010. – Tristan Perich

remember reading about this over on disquiet sometime last year; but only now is it possible to see Tristan Perich‘s 1-Bit Symphony in effect.

unlike a standard CD (what’s one of those? i hear you say – exhibit A), where you need a CD player to play the disk; all you need for the 1-Bit Symphony is a pair of headphones & a heightened sense for noise, it’s hardly ‘music‘, & @ $28 i very much doubt it’s about getting your money’s worth it’ll no doubt be music to the ears of retro-gaming nostalgicsin.

the audio is anything other than melodic but the idea is novel. peep the flickr for more detailed pics.

t.Zoo.k

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