Does a musical instrument remember its own music? Who played it? What was played? Usually it is the performer, the player, the musician, who remembers and recalls. But what if the instrument itself remembered the sounds it made before? What if its materials remembered the sounds from before they became an instrument? What if one could play some of these sounds?
Whether or not this piece provides answers to any of these questions, it employs a motion-controlled sound processing system which leverages computer’s ability to “remember” and “recall” sounds. “Drum memory”, in the form of a magnetic drum, is also a data storage device used in the early days of computing.