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I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, Some Assembly Required (RSS feed) hosted by Jon Nelson (Minneapolis, Minn.), when I first heard my new favorite digital artist. Her name is Buttress O’Kneel (or B’O’K) and she is rad.

It was her song, Breaking Windows (#14 in SAR #188), made from the default sounds of Microsoft’s world-dominating operating system. Listening to it called forth a number of responses which evolved into varied and conflicting emotions. Initially I thought, “Oh, hey, that’s how Windows sounds when you turn it on.” ….I liked where it was going. Next, I noticed how deeply ingrained and instant my recognition was of these Windows sounds (“Oh, that’s deleting a file,” “Oh, that’s an error”). (more…)

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