Clips Blips and Loops 2

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For Clips, Blips and Loops #2, we are inviting producers, musicians and DJs to contribute to the collection of free source tools available here. This is an extension of a project developed in Stockholm, October - November 2007.

We are asking participants to work exclusively with out-of-copyright recordings to cut, splice, reorder and rearrange the material to make beats, breaks, clips, blips and loops that are copyleft and available for others to build on and use in the future.

At the end of Feb 2008 all of the tools will be gathered together to produce a CD freely distributed at a public event in Geneva on 13th March.

In Oct 2007 we made recordings of mechanical music boxes housed in a public collection in Stockholm. We discovered that many of the boxes were made in Switzerland and built using swiss clock and watch making technology. We are looking forward to developing this further in the context of the event in Geneva in March 2008.

List of Participants


Eileen Simpson, Ben White, Saul Richards, Dominic Castello, Little Boy, Bruno Crochet


To upload a file you will firstly need to create an account or login (sorry this is to combat spam) and then use this upload form. Don't forget to add your name in the description tab along with any info of samples used etc. Otherwise email your files to info(AT)openmusicarchive(DOT)org.

Mechanical Music


Further music box recordings available here, zipped as one large WAV file containing recordings of 12 boxes (duration 1h5m). Due to its size we're distributing this using our experimental bittorrent tracker. To download this you'll need a bittorrent client. Once your download is complete please leave your downloader running so it can help upload to the other clients. This is what makes bittorrent efficient.

musicboxes.torrent (right-click/ctrl+click to download)

If you're having problems getting the torrent you can download some MP3s here:

[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11]

Alternatively, we can send you a CD. Request this by emailing a postal address to: info(at)