7850 kHz is a 60 second work created with a shortwave radio and custom Eurorack modular synthesizer. 7850 kHz is the broadcast band for Canada's CHU, a shortwave time signal radio station operated by the Institute for National Measurement Standards of the National Research Council of Canada. The radio's audio signal was converted into a control voltage, a DC electrical signal, which was used to automatically manipulate various perimeters of the synthesizer. Essentially, allowing the radio to play the synthesizer yielding a unique piece of music tied specifically to that moment in which the work was created. Effectively, a "score" was then generated for 7850kHz using special audio to MIDI conversion software. The generated MIDI was than transcribed into a traditional musical notation with Apple's Logic software.
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