Bad Sector

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the ambient/noise music project. For the hard drive fault, see Bad sector.
Bad Sector, live at Cantiere Sanbernardo, Pisa

Bad Sector is an ambient/noise project formed in 1992 in Tuscany, Italy by Massimo Magrini. While working at the Computer Art Lab of ISTI in Pisa (one of the CNR institutes), he developed original gesture interfaces that he uses in live performances: 'Aerial Painting Hand' (a device that tracks the position of the musician's hands in gloves of two different colors),[1] 'UV-Stick' (an ultraviolet-illuminated stick that the musician moves in front of the camera—a computer reads its position and angle and makes changes to music generation algorithms accordingly),[2] and others.

Bad Sector's music is considered a mixture of ambient, noise, industrial music, minimal and experimental music.[3] Magrini himself describes it as "deeply emotional dark ambient noise".[4] Common themes (as reflected in album and track titles) include microbiology, algorithms, physics, and space exploration.


  1. ^ "Orizzonte degli eventi". Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  2. ^ Tarabella, Leonello; Bertini, Graziano, Original gesture interfaces for live interactive multimedia performances 
  3. ^ Bad Sector
  4. ^ "Bad Sector : info". Archived from the original on 20 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 

External links[edit]