Introducing The 1-Bit Symphony


The 1-Bit Symphony is not a recorded album in a traditional sense, it instead adapts to create the music right in front of you; essentially a live show in a music case.

Tristan Perich has composed an electronic composition in five movements on a single microchip. A complete electronic circuit plays the music through a headphone jack mounted on the side of the case itself. The whole thing is programmed by the artist and assembled by hand.

1-Bit Symphony works by utilizing on and off electrical pulses, which are then synthesized by an assembly code and routed from microchip to speaker (or in this case, a headphone jack). All of this is done right in front of you, and while no band is seen playing before you the music is definitely being created right there making this a technically “live” ordeal.

Going on sale August 24, 2010, you can pre-order it here.

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