nicholas cline | music

jitter.wander.flutter.wow (2017)

string quartet

for the Spektral Quartet

Performances:

  • Spektral Quartet, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 04/09/2017

Program Note:

In analog playback devices (turntables, tape machines) irregularities in the speed of revolution results in a slow forms of pitch variation known as "wow and flutter" - the sound of a warped record or worn out cassette tape. In digital systems, these deviations are called "jitter and wander".