Barrier Miner is a cognitive linguistic journey through the pages of a regional newspaper from Broken Hill in New South Wales, published in October 1941.
To digitalize the material, the text is scanned and output to a optical character recognition software and then parsed through a statistical machine-translation software. Due to the characteristics of the algorithms, the text gets scrambled and distorted, leaving a synthesis of the three sources.
The sound is generated from a FM signal, output to an equalizer and two feedback plates and then sent through several formant filters with live timeline-manipulations.
Andreas Lübeck is a Swedish experimental artist, born in 1982. Currently living in Stockholm, he holds a variety of jobs.