The Null Device


I went to What Is Music tonight, with Graham and Peter; one of the acts there was Farmers Manual, who played a 50-or-so minute noise/music and abstract video set. The first 40 minutes were interesting, but then it just dissolved into noise, and everyone noticed that they were standing in the middle of a hot nightclub floor, listening to noise and staring at flashing static. Except perhaps for the people at the front who, inexplicably, were dancing. The act after them, Nasenbluten, were hardcore breakbeats and such.

Anyway, I was looking at the computers Farmers Manual were using, and one of them, oddly enough, wasn't a PowerBook. It was a PC laptop of some sort, running Linux and a program named Pd, which seems to be a MAX-like system of some sort. I'll probably have to play around with Pd.

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