Daily Archives: 10 October 2005

Breaking Waves

Breaking Waves

This piece uses a destructive loop. The original sound is ocean-like noise. I encoded this as an mp3, then I decoded it back to aiff. Then I re-encoded that aiff to and mp3 and repeated this process several times. Mp3s are supposed to have transparent compression, so the user never hears the lost information. However, after repeated processing, the wave sounds break down.

This piece was released on Ibol Records Random Spheres of Influence in 2001