Sunday, 22 February 2009

Making music with obsolete technologies

Wire up a Sinclair Spectrum, a dot-matrix printer, an old cassette player to a bank of hard disc drives and what do you get? Well, bizarrely a YouTube sensation, it would seem. A student at Glasgow School of Art did it as a project for one of his courses and it spread and has now been applauded by the band whose music it plays - Radiohead. Weird it is, remember on playback it takes a while for those old Spectrum programs to upload so be patient...

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