Some Noises!

archie cartoon 1972

"Supposing, for instance, that the fundamental relations of pitched sounds in the science of harmony and of musical composition were susceptible of such expression and adaptations, the engine might compose elaborate and scientific pieces of music of any degree of complexity or extent." - Ada Lovelace 1843

"What we can't do ourselves will be done by machines and electrical instruments which we will invent." - John Cage 1939

"I still can't see why people listen, instead of doing it themselves" - The Soft Machine - Volume Two 1969

"It was easy, it was cheap - go and do it!" - Desperate Bicycles 1977

"I clicked some buttons on the computer and this came out..." - Duncan Moran 2009



Some mangled sounds created by clicking buttons on the computer and seeing what comes out.

All noises are MP3 files. They are not loaded until you click Play so there may be a short delay with longer files. Ideally you should hit all the play buttons so they are all playing at the same time.

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A definition of noise (2:22)
(Nu-Ambient-Deep-Fidget-Outsider) House (demolition) (7:19)
Colouring By Numbers: Pattern 17 (6:08)
Colouring By Numbers: Pattern 23 (4:07)
(Never ending) Loop (part 14) (1:11)
A Slippery Slope (4:26)
Squeaky Swing Time (1:54)
Nowhere to go and all day to get there (8:31)
(Extract from) Mr. S. comes for tea (1:17)
Slow 1. A piano piece slowed down (2:50)
Slow 1.1. Variation (2:27)
Slow 1.2. Further variation(5:02)
Something I Forgot To Say While You Weren't Listening (2:16)
Between The Waves (on a stormy sea) (10:49)
Martean A picture of Martine drinking tea which was processed to produce sound. (2:35)
Piece 444 (4:44)
Rolling Rick Created with an audio plug-in from a few April Fools Days ago that Rick Rolled your masterpiece. (6:47)
Dumpty I suspect was MIDI from Xynthesizr fed into a sampled hang thingy (probably in Kontakt) (13:26)
All mixed up and nowhere to go A piece by Duke Ellington, duplicated, sampled, looped and mixed back into itself as the piece progresses. (9:14)
Purple Shift A second copy drifts out of sync with the first until, eventually, they are both in sync again. (7:09)
Wonky (1:33)
Gam-A-Lan-A-Ding-Dong Some Gamelan fun. (7:58)
Alison Sleeping (in 1968) (2:35)
Sarah Laughing (in 1968) (1:36)
Madeleine Dancing (in 1968) (1:41)
Begging (0:22)
Absa (1:36)
Undustrial (1:06)
Moving Towards The Sound Of One Hand Clapping (13:08)
(Never ending) Loop (part 27) (1:55)
(Never ending) Loop (part 34) (4:37)
(Never ending) Loop (part 39) (2:01)

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