What I Meant Was


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Duration: 3min

iLife’s GarageBand has a function called Music Typing, with which you can play music by typing the computer keyboard. The arrangement of the keys are nothing like that of a piano, and you can only make sound of one octave.

I composed an email using Music Typing. The screen is filled with intangible codes. The text is not a writing, but a music; the Air from Bach’s Goldberg Variations.The email does not make any sense. What recipient get is poorly played, monotonous Air.


What I Meant Was (2010), Excerpt from Futoshi Miyagi on Vimeo.