You want to Party, Party with the Glitch

03/10/2009

This is a copy of a video published on XLR8R, featuring the Glitch Mob in SF. The Glitch Mob. This is the definition of “glitch” music, found on wikipedia:

Glitch is a term used to describe a genre of experimental electronic music that emerged in the mid to late 1990s. The origins of the glitch aesthetic can be traced back to Luigi Russolo’s Futurist manifesto The Art of Noises, the basis of noise music. In a Computer Music Journal article published in 2000, composer and writer Kim Cascone used the term post-digital to describe various experimentations associated with the glitch aesthetic. Glitch is characterized by a preoccupation with the sonic artifacts that can result from malfunctioning digital technology, such as those produced by bugs, crashes, system errors, hardware noise, CD skipping, and digital distortion.[2] Cascone considers glitch to be a sub-genre of electronica. [3]

The Art of Noise had a CD entitled “The Seduction of Claude Debussy,” which took the famed composer’s work and remixed into electronic music.

Check out this Glitch Mob video, and how my SFCritic’s town–FRISCO–gets down!

Make sure to check the guy at 5:08, dude is crazy in a way only SF people are.