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Steve Reich's 'Music For Two Gameboys'


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If the calculator sound system killer didn’t satiate your appetite for gleaning powerful sounds from useless objects, this video of two Gameboy Micros running a program called Nanoloop should whet your taste for rhythmic phasing. Nothing frees the mind quite like the drift and realignment of phasing loops, which are charmingly explored with this arrangement for Steve Reich’s Piano Phase. Best of all, Nanoloop is available for Android and iOS, so you don’t have to invest in a diminutive console to explore all kinds of hypnotic experiments. Plus you can sequence your own samples via your mobile’s microphone, meaning you can walk the streets and turn the sonic residue of your everyday life into a churning morass of found sound.