Yasunao Tone and MP3 Disruption

Tony Myatt, Mark John Fell, Peter James Worth, Thom Blake

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This paper describes collaborative research by Yasunao Tone and the New Aesthetics in Computer Music (NACM) research group 1. The research aim was to develop new composition and performance software based on the disruption of MP3 data. This approach follows from Tone’s former work such as the Wounded CD series, in which audio is generated by CD player error correction algorithms in response to modified CDs. The paper presents discussion of Tone’s compositional strategies, and also discusses his interactions with the research group and the software interfaces developed. It describes his original approach to the use and subversion of digital audio systems, within a complex system of interaction between author, indeterminate systems and compositional aesthetics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Computer Music Conference 2010
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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PI Myatt; RA Fell; Ph.D. students Worth/Blake.[paper published in proceedings]

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