Back in the day, offices used to be a cacophony of industrial sounds. Yet as engineers aim to make modern machines as silent as possible, the days of metal on metal are long over. But golly, the sounds of 156 industrial machines working together do sound mighty cool.
According to UbuWeb, which hosts the original, the machines include: “16 typewriters, 18 calculator machines, 8 accounting machines, 12 office perforators, 10 caisses enregistreuses, 8 humidificateurs-colleurs, 8 tele-scripteurs, 2 metronomes, 4 bells of signalisation, 2 entrance door gongs, 10 claxons, 16 telephones, 40 experimental signal receptors, 1 fork lift, a duplicator and a monte-charge.”
Hear the piece of music made from the sonic detritus of a pre-digital workplace below.