A pitch-based reading of a FDD

25.11.2020

As part of my current PhD studies I’m working towards developing new compositional techniques through the repurposing of redundant electronic music technologies. I’ve posted about my latest work turning a Floppy Disc Drive (FDD) into an audio sampler. This ongoing project will have more updates soon but in the meantime…

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Floppy Disk Sampler (Part 1)

11.11.2020

tl;dr – Scroll to the bottom to hear some weird and wonderful FDD sampling sounds! In my previous post I unpacked the idea behind using a floppy disk drive (FDD) as a crude sampler. My early experiments yielded some really interesting results, especially finding out that the compression/expansion of audio…

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The Floppy Disk Drive and the Phonogene

14.07.2020

I’ve long been fascinated by the analogue mediums, such as magnetic audio tape; my creative practice often utilises a medium’s inherent qualities as a means of defining a listening situation — see ENDLESS PRESENT. For instance, with audio tape, the basic act of looping or changing the tape speed elicits…

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PhD Studies

19.05.2020

So I’m back where it all began. In 2007 I started my Bachelor of Music degree in Composition at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and now I’m back, commencing as a PhD candidate, but with a twist. My research lies in discarded audio technology: cassette players, floppy disk drives, old…

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