Shop > Audio

#07550

Free Market Karaoke CD

Price
$10.00
Date
2005
Publisher
Basic Bruegel Records
Format
Audio
Details
CD
Size
14 × 12.3 × 1 cm
Genre
CD
Description

Free Market Karaoke is both a series of real-time interactive soundscapes and a computer program. The program allows me to create real-time interactive soundscapes based upon the financial data of companies trading on World Stock Exchanges. Companies generate wealth for their shareholders and an abundant flow of data. This information is continually streaming out in real-time from the World Stock exchanges and is displayed on various web sites on the Internet. Investors and brokers are in this game to make a buck, to make their investments grow as much as they can; the bigger the better as the saying goes. They do not usually orchestrate their movements with one another to create sense on a language level. The money is the meaning of their entreprise, the only pattern worth wearing, the reason to exist. My role in FMK is mainly that of a remixer. My decisions are directed in the reorganization of incoming data into musical events. I am on the lookout – ‘the ear-out’ – for rhythms, textures, ups and downs, anything that seems to be talking. I want the digits to sing and dance, to laugh and to cry. I want to see life-savings sounds roll in and out like a fog bank that envelops a small coastal town. I want to hear the investors’ roar like the turbines of a space shuttle racing through the earth’s atmosphere upon re-entry. I want to transform big time brokers into bees flying in a field of brightly coloured flowers, into dust trapped inside the vacuum of a Dirt Devil, into oil seeping out of the ground, into the wind blowing inside a cave, into the electricity singing through wires.
CBA

  1. Free Market Karaoke CD
 

Related Items

  1. Gravitons: Raw Reads
  2. Paul Dutton: Mouthpieces: Solo Soundsinging
  3. Jackson MacLow: Open Secrets
  4. Brian Eno: Thursday Afternoon
  5. Coil: Gold is the Metal with the Broadest Shoulders
  6. Stands for ICPMABOYC
  7. ID M Theft Able: The Xylophoning of Dirges
  8. Martin Creed: I Can’t Move
  9. Kelly Mark: I Really Should
  10. CCMC and Christian Marclay: CCMC + Christian Marclay
  11. John Oswald: Aparanthesi
  12. Alan Licht: A New York Minute
  13. 40 Years and One: Philip Corner Plays the Piano
  14. Labia Minora: ANGELBLOOD
  15. Eric Doeringer: CD 2002
  16. John Oswald: Plunderphonic - Plexure
  17. Black Sun Productions: Astral Walk
  18. Andrew Deutsch, Tetsu Inoue, and Stephen Vitiello: Humming Bird Feeder, Ver0.2
  19. Alejandra and Aeron: Porto (folklore fragments volume 2)
  20. Thom Kubli: labortag