The piece was composed using five hours of continuously recorded sound emitted by a 3D printer. I transposed each one of the discrete sound pitches of this mechanical noise into a corresponding musical note and had them played by virtual renditions of instruments such as a tuba, a cello, a violin, a flute, and others. Since the original material wasn’t composed or devised in a musical way, its beat differs from that of conventional music, and it has an irregularly repeating flow pattern. Nevertheless, the piece finds the way somewhere between uncompromised scatter sounds as noise and composed music.
3D Printer Composition, 2014
Digital sound file, 3 min 31 sec