[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.


Click To Join The FluzTypingZoo FaceBook Group and Discuss This PostFollow Us On Twitter

Root: 1bitsymphony + disquiet


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: