Yasunao Tone - Musica Iconologos
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  Location :   USA
  Worktype :   Composition for CD
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  Work Details  
  one of the most extreme and original applications of the current digital recording medium. The piece was created from 187 images of Chinese characters and photographs which were scanned and run through an optical music recognition program. The sound files produced were treated digitally, with no personal judgement used to exclude or repeat any of the audio. The outcome is extreme noise, the piece moving through the characters in brief bursts of digital audio. This fixed medium piece became a source for future wounded CD performances through its prepared use in concert settings. The work is radically re-mixed as it stutters, skips and jams throughout the performance. The piece now holds the conditions that interests Tone in performance, that of indeterminacy and chance. Accessed 24.02.2008 from http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/cutandsplice/tone.shtml