This piece simulates a live performance of computer music at the Google Data Centre in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
The composition takes its inspiration from this image, which was released from Google’s Data Centre in Iowa in 2012, and is a dialogue between algorithmically generated notes, rhythms and melodies, and my formative input in sculpting the emerging sound as it is generated.
Using architectural plans extrapolated from photographs of Google’s server room at this site, I use software to simulate the space’s reverb characteristic, feeding the composition into it.
I like to think of this as mimetic hacking. Like the Anonymous hacks that create ...