What is the character of discrete information? This multichannel sonic study with accompanying talk and demonstration explores the very nature of digital material and its representation in sound. Specifically, the project investigates a dataset on a sub-semantic level, incorporating the very basics of computing: a stack, a heap, an instruction set and a program counter. Using a software probe inserted into a virtual chip, we are able to listen to the raw materials of a dataset executing as an assembler program. These datasets can then be chosen and shaped as compositional resources for electronic music composition. This project is explored using the DetaBlocker programme, a SuperCollider implementation of a fictional CPU with 256 bits of memory.
Thursday 8 December, 6pm Helmore 029 (Recital Hall) Anglia Ruskin University East Road Cambridge, UK