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Symphony for Dot Matrix Printers

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We gave it a B-

Leave it to Canadians to find the beauty in white noise. [The User] is an ”artists’ collective” that has a traveling exhibition that uses computers to control an orchestra of dot matrix printers. The obnoxious, hypnotic ree-roo-ree-roo that filled workplaces before the advent of laser and ink-jet printers has never sounded better. It’s just too bad we can’t experience more of it; the Symphony for Dot Matrix Printers site (www.sat.qc.ca/theuser/dotmatrix/en/intro.html) has only four sample clips. B-