Composer, robot maker, thereminist and historian of sound technology, Sarah Angliss, created this cover of the happy synth pop classic, Popcorn.
The arrangement uses sampled carillon, giving the track a holiday feel.
Here’s what she has to say about the cover and her video:
Some festive, unplugged 70s strangeness: my cover of Popcorn, played on the sampled carillon, with its own pair of binary videos.
I fell for the charms of 2-bit video when I was updating an installation that makes music by tracking butterflies in flight. I’d been experimenting with vision algorithms that reduce video to a simplified binary image (i.e. pure black and white, with no grayscale).
See Angliss’s site for more of her work.