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Re: OT:Music Concrete, literally

Here's a really nice example of printer use (or just creative 
instrumentation in general) - a Radiohead cover, done w/dot matrix 
printer, scanner, a pile of hard drives and a Sinclair Spectrum. 
apologies if this was posted previously.


I suppose a few pages of that paper could be taped together and looped, 

Daryl Shawn

> I'm reminded of "line printer music", where dot matrix printers would 
> print long streams of certain characters to produce tones.  I remember 
> miles of fanfold paper being consumed to test and play versions of 
> "Popcorn" and the theme to "Dr. Who".
> On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Daryl Shawn <highhorse@mhorse.com 
> <mailto:highhorse@mhorse.com>> wrote:
>     NOW we are TALKIN'. Multi-head playback with independent,
>     continuously variable pitch!
>     We just need a way to create new grooves on the fly...if we did
>     this installation in, say, Phoeniz, Arizona, the asphalt would
>     stay soft enough that it would (relatively) easy to wipe and start
>     fresh, or add to the existing grooves (sound-on-sound, as it were).