Sven Konig, a european uber-geek/artist, brings us his amazing electronic audio/video instrument Scrambled Hacks. It's basically some very advanced software that analyzes music videos and stores chunks of the material in a database, categorized in various ways. Then he sings, raps, and beatboxes into a mic and the software analyzes every utterance and matches it up with the best sample fragment, and plays it back.
Because of my interests in artistic strategies and social practises of appropriation – collage, montage, sampling and remix in general and plunderphonics, bastardpop and mashups in particular – the idea of a hypothetical mind music machine has evolved which, as a metaphor, helped the concept and the design of sCrAmBlEd?HaCkZ! to take shape.In short, the results are fucking fantastic. Be sure to check out his video in which he explains how the program works in a very entertaining, cool/dorky way. Posted by steev at March 23, 2006 02:41 PM