The History of PIN Numbers Nate Harrison

‘The History of PIN Numbers’ is a piece I finished in 2002 where my main thoughts behind it were the birthing and then decomposition of memory based information systems. It’s largely interpretational, but my intention was to give play between the notions of repetition and random processing, ultimately giving way to an organic crescendo of random processes that were ambiguous to the extent that it was unclear whether stucture was being created or being dismantled. I wanted this to be somewhat an aural analogy to the growing and chaotic nature of 21st century transactions, whether commerce, social, etc where number systems are constantly created, destroyed, restored, stored, made defunct, unarchived, protected, hacked, counterfeited, made obsolete.

  • Year of composition: 2002
  • Hardware used: Powerbook G4, Sony MD recorder
  • Software used: Metasynth, Peak
  • Duration of the submitted work: 6:00
  • Production: NKHstudio

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