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Day 23/10/2012

Translating Drawings into Musical Sequences ~ Dyskograf: A Graphic Disk Reader

Last week, I highlighted German artist Bartholomäus Traubeck’ (2011) Years, a ‘record player that plays slices of wood’ by translating year ring data into music. Today’s Rethinked….* daily features a coproduction between French VJ (video jockey) Jesse Lucas, Erwan Raguenes & Yro—Dyskograf, a different if equally whimsical and delightful take on the rethinked…* record player–a ‘graphic disk reader’.

“Each disc is created by visitors to the installation by way of felt tip pens provided for their use. The mechanism then reads the disk, translating the drawing into a musical sequence.”

“The numeric world is a world of binary choice. The object of DYSKOGRAF is to give room again for accidents in numeric creation, accidents that often favour creativity.”

Dyskograf from Jesse Lucas on Vimeo.

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