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Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Overnightscape Grand Shuffle (12/2/12)

3:29:00 – Conceived of as an entry for “Reuse Aloud” on, The Overnightscape Grand Shuffle consists of over 1,200 random 10-second sound segments from the entire run of The Overnightscape so far.

Spanning from the first episode on March 27, 2003 to Episode 931: Granny Takes A Trip from November 28, 2012 (just a few days ago), the archive contains over 42 days worth of audio. This was split into over 350,000 10-second MP3s, which were then loaded into iTunes, and it took iTunes over 24 hours to process all the MP3s. From there, a 209-minute random smart playlist was made, and then played and recorded in real time.

The resulting work is a dizzying trip of constantly changing yet strangely consistent ideas and topics, people and places. Synchronicities and weird thematic trends surface and submerge over the course of three and a half hours. It’s a very different yet very familiar listening experience, maddening and soothing, mundane and insane all at once. Enjoy.

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posted by Frank at 10:54 am filed in Dec12,Frank  


  1. Masterpiece. Maddening. Marvelous.

    Comment by ReVamp — December 2, 2012 @ 6:30 pm

  2. How did you accomplish this?

    Comment by Bob LeMent — December 3, 2012 @ 4:54 am

  3. I’m about 30 minutes into this and LOVE the clips. I’ve listened to all the shows (I think) so hearing bits and pieces brings back great memories of these shows!!! Thanks 🙂

    Comment by Carrie Michel — December 3, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

  4. Very big enjoyment from this show. A fun trip through the Overnightscape, like sliding across time and subjects.

    Comment by chad bowers — December 7, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

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