a soul experiencing strange vibrations


sound is different from images because an image can bee seen in an instant, but sound requires you to travel through time in order to experience it. if a picture is worth 1000 words, how much information is contained in a 1:49 mp3 file at a sample rate of 44100 @ 320kbps? outside of record players and some tape machines, our sound-playing devices don't let us play with the rate at which we experience their sound-playing. but why not? it's fun. and listening to audio at a rate other than 100% helps you hear it with fresh ears. PICTO-TAPE combines a variable-rate audio player with an image whose Y axis represents time. it serves as a player for arbitrary and/or imaginary musical notations. see also: Norman McLaren: Pen Point Percussion Daphne Oram's Oramics Machine