In Case You Want To See A Bob Dylan Song Performed By Printers…

By: Chris Crum - November 14, 2012

Let’s just get right to it. Here is Bob Dylan’s “The Times They Are A-Changing'” played by an orchestra of printers:

PRINTER ORCHESTRA from Chris Cairns on Vimeo.

Chris Cairns explains on Vimeo, “We, and by we I mean isthis.gd, built a MIDI orchestra for Grey London and Brother from old computer junk. Photocopiers, scanners, fax machines, printers, hard drives, modems and the like. We thought it’d be most fun to do it for real.”

“We were really inspired by Tristram Cary, James Houston, BD594 and other radical tinkerers. Making cold stuff warm is fun. We found loads of old machines destined for landfill, took them to bits and reverse engineered them to make noises that we could control via MIDI.”

The orchestra, he says, can play any MIDI arrangement.

[via FastCoDesign.com]
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