NETWURM / MICHELLE NGUYEN
NETWURM is a piece about the transmutation of data, and the variability of networking and playback hardware. Interruptions, stuttering, and the wide range of speaker quality highlights the materiality of sound as information mediated through technology, prone to degradation and glitch. In a creative context, these artefacts of materiality take control away from human intent and reflect a collaborative relationship between the laptop, Internet, and myself. Sounds scrounged from VoIP technology, DAW artefacts, and laptop machinery morph into shapes and new patterns, while the piece itself is made to transform on different speaker types, from smartphones to hi-fi sound systems. This piece is an experiment in creative technological collaboration and playback performance.