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Bb 2.0
Website.
2009
Darren Solomon

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Bb 2.0 allows us to simultaneously experience the roles of both listener and director. We are presented with a grid of videos uploaded to YouTube which we can play, raising or lowering the volume as desired. Solomon asked the users of his blog to record the videos used, defining certain parameters such as the use of the key B flat major, leaving long silences between phrases, and during the recording itself listening to a mix which the artist had composed.
The cursor arrow is converted into an orchestra conductor with which we can activate or silence the musicians, who are trapped in their 220 x 180 pixel cubicles and must immediately obey our every demand. In contrast, the music produced reaches out beyond the page and the computer, intermingling and hypnotizing us, as if we no longer had control, as if the musicians were breaking free of our whims.
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