[The User] ‎– Symphony #2 For Dot Matrix Printers

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Staalplaat ‎– STCD 159
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CD, Album, floppy disc cover
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Notes

Symphony #2 includes reworkings and remixes from <a href="/release/188583">Symphony #1</a> and new material composed while in residency at Hull Time Based Arts, UK 1999 and on tour 1999-2001.

Performance for fourteen dot matrix printers played by an orchestra of personal computers from the early nineties and conducted by a similarly obsolete file server, based on text files composed and orchestrated beforehand.

Track 12 (in keeping with the concept of the cd) is not simply an untitled track. The printers are not printing anything - the track simply consists of the amplified hum of all 14 printers, and then they are all manually switched off, one by one.

The Staalplaat release is packed in a soft plastic cover which were originally used for floppy discs, with the info printed on a sticker.

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