What If

Daniel Scheidt

  • Year of composition: 1990
  • Duration: 2:59
  • Instrumentation: stereo fixed medium
  • Publisher(s): Yul média
  • Commission: empreintes DIGITALes
  • ISWC: T0705103418


An interactive music software originally designed to interact with input from a live performer is instead made to ‘listen’ to itself. A chaotic musical feedback loop results as the system attempts to respond to its own output.

Daniel Scheidt [xi-90]

What If was realized at the Luscar Studio of The Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, Alberta) in August, 1990.



  • November 2, 1990, Montréal musiques actuelles / New Music America, Acousmonium: Concert 6: Électro clips, Théâtre Les Loges, Montréal (Québec)

  • [November 1992]
    What If (1990, 2:59) by Daniel Scheidt