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07.05.04 Winnoise, the sounds of Windows in a complete piece.
Reelaborating the daily sounds of computer spaces is a challenge rarely accepted by electronic musicians. These sounds have got a precise place in our memory, and their frequencies are unequivocally associated to the machine which plays them. In the most genuine spirit of hacking, Winnoise is a composition illustrated in real time which masterfully exploits the standard resources to compose a pretty decent piece, with crude but nice elaborations. Both the sounds and the software used, SNDREC32.EXE, are present by default on every machine with Windows 95/98, and the piece could be reproduced simply by replicating step by step what is shown in the accompanying Flash animation. The piece flows resonating with our usual gestures and stimulating pavlovian reactions almost a decade old.