Chris Chafe and "The Sounds of Science" - Stanford Magazine

The Sounds of Science

January/February 2012,  Roberta Kwok, Stanford Magazine

Composer Chris Chafe gives new meaning to synthesizing data.

At first, the music playing on Chris Chafe's laptop sounds like wind blowing through an old window frame. Then it becomes more frantic, reaching higher and higher pitches, with syncopated pops punctuating the wailing. The anxious chattering sounds almost human, like a sped-up movie reel. Suddenly, it slips into a deadened hum...
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