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View a video excerpt from a performance of composer Nicolas Collins's Devil's Music

View this excerpt of a performance of Nicolas Collins's Devil's Music (1985) filmed at Southern Danceworks, Birmingham, Alabama, December 1987, camerawork by Dorah Funmilayo Rosen.

"In "Devil's Music fragments of radio broadcasts are digitally sampled, looped, re-triggered and occasionally reversed or de-tuned. All material is taken from FM and AM transmissions occurring at the time of the performance. The performer plays off of certain musical ground-rules intrinsic to the sampling system (which consists of three modified inexpensive effect devices) to develop the quirky rhythmic interplay that characterizes the piece."

EM Records have recently re-released Devil's Music, as a double LP or a double CD, which contains extra tracks, video and software for performing Devil's Music yourself.

Preview: Wysing Polyphonic

Watch the Musarc choir performing Tape Music by Lin Chi-Wei in advance of their performance at Wysing Polyphonic