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HardDisko – hard disk music

Valentina Vuksic’s HardDisko is an installation piece dealing with raw computer sounds.

HardDisko installation by Valentina Vuksic
HardDisko installation by Valentina Vuksic

Valentina writes:

Rhythmic noises are evolving from sixteen hard drives, which are orchestrated through simple power circuits. By cutting the harddisk’s power in varying sequences and amplifying the peculiar sound characteristics of each drive, an unpredictable acoustic and visual interplay is taking place.

A HardDisko installation uses defective hard disks of various brands and models, which are collected from PC shops, companies and institutions in the exhibition’s local area. The casing is removed from each drive, and a special sound pickup (connected to a sound mixer) is mounted on the drive’s read head.

Visit the HardDisko project page for more information, images, and audio and video clips.

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  • RealComposer

    It really makes me ANGRY that no talent jackoffs like this moron release such detestable trash, and get free advertising for their garbage on blogs. Not only do people who make orchestrated drivel deserve no mention, they deserve to be beaten with a baseball bat for lowering the lowest common denominator for “music” to nothing more than noise. Fuck John Cage and his descendants, the musical masterbation lamers, who can’t even play an instrument and have such utter contempt for listeners as to release such absolute total shit. And shame on people who are such pussywhipped invertebrate retards who give this garbage even one second of consideration, you’ve been punk’d.

  • http://rekkerd.org loops

    Some people digg Vermeer, others like Pollack…
    Just because you don’t like experimental music doesn’t mean it’s not valid.

  • hugo vinagre

    unfortunately to some people only do re mi are valid as music… “death to the demoness” narrow minded people …

    its so amusing to be a fundamentalist.

u-he ACE

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