Erin Podolsky
November 10, 2000 AT 05:00 AM EST

We gave it a B-

Leave it to Canadians to find the beauty in white noise. [The User] is an ”artists’ collective” that has a traveling exhibition that uses computers to control an orchestra of dot matrix printers. The obnoxious, hypnotic ree-roo-ree-roo that filled workplaces before the advent of laser and ink-jet printers has never sounded better. It’s just too bad we can’t experience more of it; the Symphony for Dot Matrix Printers site ( has only four sample clips. B-

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