NSI ERNIE. Music Composition and Sound Design
Fantastic film demonstrating the total randomness of ERNIE.The premium Bonds’random number generator.
For those who don’t know, ERNIE stands for Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment, and he’s the machine that generates numbers for the Premium Bonds prize draw every month. A popular myth is that ERNIE is a computer. He’s much more than that. ERNIE isn’t programmed to pick numbers. Instead he generates thermal noise which creates totally random patterns. ERNIE senses these patterns and translates them into random numbers. It’s what they call ‘true randomness’. Which means the numbers ERNIE generates are as random as they can be. You can’t get fairer than that!
We worked closely with Heidrun Bjornsdottir of Cicada who recorded all the vocals. In the true sense of the project the vocals we recorded randomly and then pieced together to produce the final track which works seamlessly with the film. Simply beautiful….