In case you can't tell, I've been cleaning my desk of paper work and inspirational debris that has been deposited or accumulated over time. This habit of cataloging noise curiosities was fostered in no small way by a music magazine out of the UK called 'The Wire' which I stumbled upon for the first time in the mid 90's. A fair portion of any article could be attributed to the passionate and colorful description of music that usually landed (way) out side the normal avenues of listening (which of course made reading about it that much more interesting).
Mixed in among the issues I'd accumulated either at newsstands, or through a brief run of subscriptions, are several pieces that continue to speak to the core sound fanatic in me, and even a couple that cross over into the interactive space I've been living in for the past years. One of these was Ken Holling's historical cross-pollination of video games and music, and the deep understanding of the influence of sound in games.
Looks like in addition to bridging the gap between William Burroughs and Simulations, Ken is also working on a piece for the Beeb: "‘From GameBoy to Armageddon’ looks at the developing relationship between videogames, military training sims and the continuing history of Future War."
"With great power comes great responsibility." - Spider Man
Great words to keep handy on our way through the interactive audio maelstrom.