White Shred Lin Culbertson

White Shred is a composition that uses shredded documents containing sensitive personal information as its sole source material. The shredded pieces, derived from financial and health documents, were incorporated in myriad ways and forms. Paper fragments were assembled into a three dimensional score which was played like an instrument, photographed and translated into sound by a computer program, and finally vocalized by a reading of the text fragments contained within. White Shred is the product of bringing together information that was once critical, then discarded, then mutilated, and ultimately recycled into a reconstituted sound form: Garbage as music.

Source: 2013

  • Year of composition: 2009
  • Genre: Electroacoustics
  • Format: Fixed media
  • Hardware used: Mac Computer
  • Software used: Digital Performer, MetaSynth, Peak
  • Duration of the submitted work: 5:08
  • Production: Home

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