by Mario de Vega, 2019
commissioned by rotting sounds
production by Thomas Grill
Operating System, script, silicon carbide crystal, electric power line
Intermission is composed of an electronic system and a rudimentary suspension mechanism. Its principle is simplified as code written to analyse and retard an audio signal using the microphone input and segments of a computer interface as engines. A piece of silicon carbide crystal, suspended from the ceiling, interacts with the feedback of the system itself, acting as a gate that increases and decreases the fluctuation of a digital signal.
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Special thanks to Alberto de Campo and Hugo Esquinca.
You can find archived sounds of the piece (1 min per hour) at the Rotting Sounds Archive.