‘Digital Versatile Music’ (2014)
for a dvd player
With the power on stand-by, stroke a telephone pick-up coil across the top of a standard domestic dvd player. Move in slow, graceful arcs, picking out ‘sweet spots’ where the most resonant noises can be found and focus on these areas to generate a steady, throbbing hum.
Turn the machine on. Make another sweep with the pick-up coil to see what new noises you can eke out of it.
Insert a disc and press play. Skip chapters and fast-forward. Keep sweeping for sounds.
Eject the disc. Insert another (does your player accept Bluray?). Repeat.
Finally, power off.