1-Bit Symphony

Tristan Perich’s 1-Bit Symphony is a sort of modern player piano, a microchip in a CD case that generates music.

From the video: “Though housed in a CD jewel case, 1-Bit Symphony is not a recording in the traditional sense; it literally ‘performs’ its music live when turned on. A complete electronic circuit—programmed by the artist and assembled by hand—plays the music through a headphone jack mounted into the case itself.”

The project was released in 2010.


For an interesting take on the player piano, see Stravinsky’s Player Piano

Artwork as Recipe considers art created as formula or code which replicates by re-execution rather than playback of a recording.

Source: 1-Bit Symphony


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