Tuesday, October 16, 2007

w00t: a collage of computer game sound and image

Bob Ostertag, sound artist and professor of technocultural studies at UC Davis, just released "w00t" on his website.

w00t consists of a 50-minute sound collage, a 4.5 minute sound “trailer,” and associated “cover art.” There is, however, no cover. w00t is a free, internet-only release. w00t was composed entirely from fragments of music from these computer games:

Balloon Fight • Congo Bongo • Contra • Earthbound • Halo: Combat Evolved • Ico • Katamari Damacy • Killer Instinct • The Legend of Zelda • Massive Assault • Myst
• Star Fox • Super Metroid • Super Smash Bros.: Melee • Viewtiful Joe • WarioWare, Inc: Mega Party Game$ • World of Warcraft

Images from these same games were included in the w00t art work. The w00t music began as the sound for Special Forces, a live cinematic performance by Living Cinema (Pierre H├ębert and Bob Ostertag), which addressed the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 2006.

Download "wOOt".

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