Nathan Davis: Crawlspace (2002)

  • Season: 2010-11
  • Composer Name: Nathan Davis

Musicological Comments

"Crawlspace" searches for expanse within a claustrophobic environment. It is literally computer music: the sounds are generated acoustically and magnetically by the drives and components of a noisy laptop, amplified with a telephone tap microphone, processed live by the same laptop (therefore causing it to generate still more acoustic sounds), and accompanied by some digital noise spat out by an incompatible audio interface. This video of a performance by Nathan Davis was made by Keith Sullivan in 2011.