Ian Baxter
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Sryinx (the interactive version)

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I'm a bit skeptical of 'interactive' sound art, holding to the idea that although the output of a system can be indeterminate, as the composer I'm deciding the nature of that system and its inputs and scope. When I talk about interactive works I'm thinking of the kind of museum based sound works where you break a beam, or step on a pressure plate to make a sound. Perhaps such interactive artworks are actually instrument building, if you define an instrument as a device, or system for music making.

Those concerns aside I thought it would be fun, and perhaps a bit less political, to make a version of Syrinx where any twitter feed can be specified and submitted to my indeterminate scheme. Type a (valid) twitter username (your own, if you like) into the input box below to hear your latest tweet sonified as birdsong.

Sheffield, September 2017