dyskograf translates drawings into musical sequences
oct 24, 2012
dyskograf translates drawings into musical sequences



dyskograf by jesse lucas + erwan raguenes + yro
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with the de-materialization of objects having led to an ignorance of the principles of recording and reading music, media artists
jesse lucas, erwan raguenes & yro have developed ‘dyskograf’, a graphic disk reader capable of translating drawings into audible
sequences through the use of binary code, cameras and paper. as each disc passes in front of the recording equipment onto a fixed arm,
a substitution between the needle converts the illustration into sound using specific software applications. through this system,
the sequential ordering of music is learnt in a playful way, creating a unique object as a souvenir. the interactive installation ultimately
leads to the rediscovery of perceptible contact with recorded instrumentals.


dyskograf
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jesse lucas


detail of the dyskograf player


dyskograf


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