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Tom Badley — Transcendental Etude No.5
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Transcendental Etude No.5 scans through numerous Youtube clips searching for a specific aural quality. Irrespective of the video footage the clips are then played at quickening speed collaging their sound to create a rendition of Franz List’s fifth etude, Feux Follets.

As part of a series of events at Grand Union, Birmingham, ‘Virtual Space/Digital Trace’ brought together work by artists David Raymond Conroy, Ed Atkins, Mark Titchner, Richard Healy, Tim Dixon, Trisha Baga and William Rounce. This video can be considered in relation to the following: music, noise, the internet and YouTube.