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Delay Line Memory

; places where sounds turn to dreams... ; Hearth Garage, Toronto, Canada .

2020-2021. 8 channel generative audio, non-repeating. Raspberry Pi, SuperCollider, server drawer, calculator keychain, speakers, copper wire, mic stands.

Listen here: https://newtendencies.bandcamp.com/album/delay-line-memory

Photo: Philip Leonard Ocampo.
Photo: Philip Leonard Ocampo.
Photo: Philip Leonard Ocampo.
Photo: Philip Leonard Ocampo.
Photo: Philip Leonard Ocampo.

A ‘delay line memory’ was an early incarnation of computer memory, often used in portable briefcase-sized adding machines. It used subtle vibrations along a wound coil to store and recall numbers in sequence. A short memory for numeric data that could be recalled when needed.