August 12, 2010

Tristan Perich's 1-bit Symphony

An old friend from New York made Alex Ross's blog today for his cool piece, 1-bit symphony:


Writes Ross:

The technology behind Tristan Perich's 1-Bit Symphony is fascinating; more important, the music is fairly electrifying. It reminds me of Terry Riley's rough, ecstatic music of the late nineteen-sixties, in the Rainbow in Curved Air period. It's not for every taste, but what music is? The final movement is infinite; when you're ready to move on, you switch the gizmo off.

3 comments:

cosmo wernicky said...

I love this (and the interval studies)!

Lee said...

my good friend Houston had his first generation of this concept a few years ago, i had no idea that you went to school with him. we circuit bent it right quick.

Lee said...

an article about it also appeared on gizmodo:
http://gizmodo.com/5570780/mini-orchestra-plays-on-microchip-inside-cd-case