First exhibited at EBM(T) in Tokyo, “Live @ Google Data Center” proposes trespasses in Google’s data centre in Council Bluffs, Iowa to perform electronic music amongst the humming banks of servers and endless cable runs, without having to actually break in. In a process he describes as “mimetic hacking,” Kidel used architectural plans based on photos of the data centre to acoustically model the sonic qualities of the space.
The sound you hear approximates how it would sound hearing Kidel’s music in the maximum-security location, were a bold attempt to stage a free party there successful. The music itself is a combination of algorithmically-generated notes, rhythms and melodies and Kidel’s own manipulation of the sound, all inspired by the photos of the data centre.
from Silicon Ear
track released December 13, 2018
Composer: Sam Kidel
Artwork: Jasper Spicero
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