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Start Up / Shut Down

by Jeff Kolar

Start Up 05:00
Shut Down 05:00


Start Up / Shut Down is a set of short iterations, remixes, and refinements of Window and Macintosh operating system event sounds. This project features remixed material sourced from Microsoft Windows (3.1, 4.0, NT, 95, 98, Me, XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Macintosh OS (10.0 Cheetah, 10.1 Puma, 10.2 Jaguar, 10.3 Panther) operating systems.

The default computer sounds and stock plugins merge together with custom audio patches to examine the strict durational formatting and other standards found in the one-to-four second event sound. The resulting two five-minute tracks act as a set of hand-made alternatives to proprietary operating system sounds.


released December 3, 2011

Performed, Recorded, Mixed & Mastered By: Jeff Kolar
Cover Art By: Jeremy Stephen Shedd


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Jeff Kolar Chicago, Illinois

Jeff Kolar is a composer, sound artist, and founder of Radius, an experimental radio broadcast platform established in 2010. His work has been exhibited internationally at The Kitchen, Museum of Arts and Design, CTM Festival for Adventurous Music, Radio Revolten Radio Art Festival, and reviewed in The New York Times, The Wire Magazine, Red Bull Music Academy, and more. ... more

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