Yesterday’s Disquiet Downstream entry was a 25-year-old discussion about computer-powered interactive art systems (disquiet.com). Today’s is a pair of MP3s recorded thanks to an ingenious piece of software that turns the Nintendo Wii video game console into a musical instrument. After a quarter century, art and science have become entertainment.
The Wii Loop machine needs to be seen to be believed, and video is available at the website of its inventor, Yann Seznec (theamazingrolo.net). But hearing isn’t so bad either. Seznec posts occasional examples by Wii Loop Machine users. Recently among them are Nick Janaway‘s track of broken beats, with echoes of hip-hop and house music (MP3), and Dimako‘s exploration of a fluttery realm of minimal techno (MP3).