Áslaug Magnúsdóttir
Composer
Áslaug Magnúsdóttir is a composer and performer from Reykjavík, Iceland and is currently studying electronic music composition in Aarhus, Denmark. For the past years she has been focusing on music programming, building interactive systems with noise based behaviours. Interested in the pleasant and the unpleasant, how unrelated things can lead to misinterpretation, a misguided imagination and the world between possibility and actuality.

DESIRER – the way that computer understands time is in snapshots of reality (the whole notion of sampling) and the representation of time in these segments can be difficult to […]

DESIRER –
the way that computer understands time is in snapshots of reality (the whole notion of sampling) and the representation of time in these segments can be difficult to understand, in relation to music.

on the one hand you can say you lose information but you also gain something else, knowledge, inside, feeling.

-so in the absence of something comes possibility..?

and underneath lies a potential beauty. 

it is not in the notes itself, it’s in the conflict between the notes and the player’s struggle of getting through. but it never really gets revealed in its purest sense. it’s always mediated, transformed into something else.

how overload/loss of information can invoke alternative results.