Big Ideas (Don't get any)

Big Ideas (don't get any) from James Houston on Vimeo.

This is a collection of computer parts performing Radiohead's "Nude". Really. It really is. James Houston, a student at the Glasgow School of Art programmed and arranged these

“I made the video as a final piece for my degree show. It’d been an idea which was burning for a while, so the actual execution of it only took around a week, although there were a few all-nighters. It was such a tight deadline, as I also had the rest of my degree show to finish in that time too.”

“When In Rainbows was released, the song Nude brought back this recurring idea of mine, as it was a perfect fit. Luckily, a few weeks later Radiohead launched the radiohead remix contest, which supplied each of the elements (bass, vocals, drums etc) of Nude, as separate unmixed audio files to play around with. I couldn’t believe my luck and started getting to work."

All music was made possible by the following machines

Sinclair ZX Spectrum - Guitars (rhythm & lead)
Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer - Drums
HP Scanjet 3c - Bass Guitar
Hard Drive array - Act as a collection of bad speakers - Vocals & FX

Sadly this piece was created a little too late to enter the Radiohead remix contest, but Houston has recieved critical acclaim from Radiohead, who have even gone on and put the video on their website. This is honestly one of the coolest things i've seen in a while. Talk about thinking outside the box.

interview excerpt via CR

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