Sound of the Eye

by Asqus

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  • Unique lathe-cut 12" vinyl algorithmically composed using an image of your eye
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Visit www.soundoftheeye.co.za for a full explanation of this project.

    Note that to order your unique 12" algorithmic composition you will need to send me a decent photograph of your eye.

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*** NB: This album was only available as a custom 12" lathe-cut record, which is now sold out. The downloadable tracks are just two example excerpts ***

As an artist, I enjoy composing music that is singular, unrepeatable and unpredictable. Because of this, I employ algorithmic processes for much of my work, writing software that transforms data and movement into sonic parameters.

For sound of the eye I wanted to push this one step further by allowing listeners to algorithmically compose their own music using images of their eyes. As each human eye is unique, differing in colour, patterning, brightness and so on, each composition is also different, varying in key, tempo, time signature, volume and various other aspects. Once a composition has been generated, it is lathe cut onto a one-off 7" vinyl single.

In the age of digital media and mass surveillance, where retina scans and mp3s are the order of the day, I offer this small work as a provocation, using personal data for creativity instead of control and eschewing the digital in favour of the analogue.

You can read more about this release at www.soundoftheeye.co.za.

Thank you for listening,
aragorn23

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released February 25, 2017

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Asqus South Africa

Aragorn23 / Asqus is an experimental musician based in South Africa. His current work focuses on algorithmic and gestural composition and the use of the body as an instrument.

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