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Yasunao Tone - Solo for Wounded CD.
Can’t believe I actually just listened to this all the way through and enjoyed it. Don’t do a music degree, kids, it does things to you.
from wikipedia (I think the composition dates may be wrong):
Yasunao Tone is known mostly for his musical work, much of which relies on unconventional techniques. Tone began manipulatingcompact disks to achieve uniquely mangled sounds in the early 1980s. For his 1985 album, Solo for Wounded CD, he damaged audio CDs and used the information that a CD player was able to extract from those discs to create new pieces. Tone’s CD player based works employ a process of “de-controlling” the device’s playback so that it randomly selects fragments from a set of sound materials. Tone has stated that the error-correction functionality of modern CD players has made it hard to continue to use this technique and, for this reason, he continues to use older equipment. For his collaboration with Florian Hecker, Palimpsest, he converted Japanese Man’yōshū poems to sound.