Season’s Greetings from The Glasgow School of Art
A little late … A seasonal carol (modified for the current tech age) sung with retro computer speech synthesis, including the Apple Mac, Zx Spectrum, and Commodore 64. Put together by the Glasgow School of Art, the idea of the video is a song using Christmas gifts of the past - video embedded below:
Season’s Greetings and best wishes from The Glasgow School of Art for 2014. This year’s seasonal e-card comes from alumnus James Houston …
… The ensemble: A collection of vintage Mac computers, a Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum + 1 and a SEGA Mega Drive perform a rendition of “Carol of the Bells” with lyrics re-written by Robert Florence & Philip Larkin in the Mackintosh Library at The Glasgow School of Art.
James aimed to create a piece of Christmas music by appropriating past Christmas gifts. “I discovered that a few had the capability for speech synthesis so the obvious next step was to figure out how to assemble a choir.” he said.
More info (including the modified lyrics) can be found here