The Ghetto Bastard: A Portable Noise Instrument.
Due to the accelerating development of ‘rapidly to become redundant’ technologies, there is a growing mountain of perfectly serviceable discarded electronic devices hiding quietly at the bottom of almost every domestic rubbish pile or at the back of nearly every second hand shop. If you add in to this scenario the accelerating nature of our society where people don’t have time or the motivation in their lives to sell or auction their redundant electronics, one can discover a plethora of discarded materials available for salvage. Using this as a starting point, I have produced a portable noise instrument from recycled materials, that is primarily an artistic led venture, built specifically for live performance.
Citation : Spowage, N. (2009) The Ghetto Bastard, A Portable Noise Instrument, In: The Proceedings for New Interfaces for Musical Expression Conference, 4-6th June 2009, Carnegie Mellon University.
Research Group : Music Technology and Innovation - Institute for Sonic Creativity (MTI2)
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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