Spectral Songs of the Slitscanned Selfies builds on Flatland Selfies by adding the dimension of sound. I had been playing with Alexander Zolotov’s Virtual ANS, based on a mid-20th century Russian instrument, which treats 2D images as spectrograms, reading them from left to right and turning them into sound. Unlike most instruments it breaks down into a potentially infinite number of microtones creating an eerie spacey sound that was used in a number of Soviet sci-fi movies.

In short, the ANS allows you to see what photos sounded like. I later used this technique in the lecture/performance Live Sonification of Photography.