VANHOOF, FLORIS - THE FLUID COMPUTER (LP)


"Each of two side-long pieces of the LP are made with DIY musical apparatus, field recordings and tape manipulation. The photobook contains a selection of 24 images printed on a lush 30cm x 30cm format. The recordings and photographs emerge from the same curiosity: how multiple images overlap on film, and how waves arising in tiny electronic circuits are transmitted to the outside world? Together, they offer an alternative for popular myths of "memory as a tape recorder" and "the photographic memory". When we take time to listen inside own heads, what appears might be much closer to the double exposed images and swirling tape manipulations then we imagine. The title of the release comes from the book 'The Pattern on the Stone' by inventor W. Daniel Hillis. It tells about computers where water flows instead of electrons, offering an alternative to a solely electronic digital device. This 'fluid computer' serves as a source of inspiration for deconstructing the ubiquitous algorithmic machine, and a trigger to reincarnate forgotten technologies." (label info)
in stock | BE| 2019| NOT ON LABEL | 24.27


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