24 remixes of a034 tracks in a multimedia player. The cool flash interface lets you play either the original track or the remix accompanied by frequency triggered graphics. The electronic music tracks are copyright free and have all been mixed by friends of a034, a one-man band.
Background info to the project, videos and links to the remixers can be found at the site. Here’s a collection of MP3 music files for you to download, sample and manipulate.
One of the images used in the design is a blender. A domestic appliance used to mix foodstuffs.
Taken from the project information page;
from the beginning the symbol of the remix project has always been a blender.
this is not to undermine the professionality of the musicians involved, but because its domestic simplicity represents the mood of this whole project: do it yourself, do it at home, even just by throwing your Cd of samples in the blender. you never know what might come out… so why not do it.
Co-incidently I happened to come across a post on farkleberries that points to a voice controlled blender with a mind of its own. Kelly Dobson has invented an ‘intelligent’ blender that responds to vocalizations that mimic it.
People induce the blender to spin by sounding the sounds of its motor in action. A person may growl low pitch blender-like sounds to get it to spin slow (Blendie 2000 pitch and power matches the person) and the person can growl blender-style at higher pitches to speed up Blendie 2000. The experience for the participant is to speak the language of the machine and thus to more deeply understand and connect with the machine.
Here’s a demonstration video of it in action.
And there’s Blender, the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback. It’s nice to mix it up a bit.