French engineer wrings music from obsolete computer drives


Arganalth makes music with hold floppy and hard drives. Photo: Arganalth/YouTube
Arganalth makes music with old floppy and hard drives. Photo: Arganalth/YouTube

Arganalth can look at an old floppy disk drive and see in it a second act.

The 23-year-old engineer from Lille, France, uses old computer hardware long overdue for the landfill to assemble an electronic orchestra that he conducts out of a suitcase for a growing audience tuned into his YouTube channel.

Arganalth — he prefers to use his YouTube name in interviews — creates strange but recognizable music with a network of hard and floppy disk drives powered by a Raspberry Pi.

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