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If Rube Goldberg Composed Music

The machines of Louise Rossiter

There’s no note accompanying Louise Rossiter’s “Opening,” which was posted a little less than three weeks ago to the composer’s SoundCloud account. It’s a bracing piece of rhythmic sound, all the material seemingly drawn from gears, engines, and other motoric devices. It sounds like looms and telegraphs, typewriters and pistons, all sewn together into a perfectly flowing structure, one metric element giving way to the next, like if Rube Goldberg composed music.

Track originally posted at More from Rossiter, who’s from Scotland and is based in Leicester, at and

By Marc Weidenbaum

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