Collateral Damage

Computer generated music and video

Duration: 7 min.

Collateral Damage is a work in a medium I call "video concrète." With early digital video software and a bit of my own programming, I digitally cut, spliced, and mixed video segments together with the same precision that had previously been available only in the audio domain. The sound that makes up the music comes completely from the sounds on the video itself, though these sounds have often been modified by the computer.