SCRAPHEAP SYMPHONY

November 6, 2012 · Posted in Uncategorized 

Interesting experimental video from Chris Cairns, details below:

So glad to be able to share this!

We, and by we I mean isthis.gd, built a MIDI orchestra from old computer junk. Photocopiers, scanners, fax machines, printers,hard drives, modems and the like.

We thought it’d be most fun to do it for real.

We were really inspired by Tristram Cary, James Houston, BD594 and other radical tinkerers. Making cold stuff warm is fun.

We found loads of old machines destined for landfill, took them to bits and reverse engineered them to make noises that we could control via MIDI.

Badman Will Cohen made an arrangement of Bob Dylan’s ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’ but the orchestra can play any MIDI arrangement, or indeed be performed live.

Maximum respect to Neil Mendoza, Marek Bereza, Will Cohen, Stefan Dzisiewski-Smith, Justin Pentecost, Mike Harrison, Mat Holloway, Bonnie Anthony, Jason Oakley and all at Partizan, Liat Wassershtrom, Ben Joffe, Tim Leask, Jack Ellis, Ozzie Pullin.

Awesome cinematography by Denzil Armour-Brown and Daniel Lowe. Tight edit by Ross Hallard.

Comments

Comments are closed.

  • THE CAVE : Playlist

  • INSTAGRAM – ANALOG INDUSTRIAL ARTS

    • ARCHITECTURE OFFICE DESIGN INDUSTRIAL PATTERN GLASS
    • DUVED RE CABIN WINTER SNOW
    • ILLUMINATION TRIAD ARCHITECTURE DESIGN 1950 LAMPS
    • ABSTRACT WALL ARCHITECTURE AMBIENT
    • VINTAGE AUTO 1950 CAR RETRO SNOW WINTER USA
    • DUVED RE OFFPIST FORREST SNOW ART WOODS
    • ELECTRICITY ENERGY NETWORK ARPANET COMMUNICATION SOLITUDE
    • HOF SYSTEM SKISTAR STAR WARS SNOW WHITE PAINTING TEGEFJLL DUVEDhellip
    • WAITING SOLITUDE CONCRETE MALM TRAINSTATION
    • ARCHITECTURE ART EMPORIA BLUE PATTERN SHAPES ENDLESS
    • WINTER FORREST SUNSET SNOW FROST CONTRAST
    • ICE FROZEN LAKE PATTERN ARTISTIC WINTER
Get Adobe Flash player