a collage of computer game sound and image
by composer Bob Ostertag and artist John Cooney

w00t consists of a 50-minute sound collage, a 4.5 minute sound "trailer," and associated "cover art." There is, however, no cover. w00t is a free, internet-only release.

The music and artwork can be downloaded for free from www.bobostertag.com

In March of 2006, I put all my recordings to which I owned the rights online for free download (14 CDs). w00t is my first release to skip the CD-for-sale stage and go directly to free Internet download, under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. Please download, copy, send to your friends, remix, mutilate, and mash-up.

w00t was composed entirely from fragments of music from these computer games:

Balloon Fight • Congo Bongo • Contra • Earthbound • Halo: Combat Evolved • Ico • Katamari Damacy • Killer Instinct • The Legend of Zelda • Massive Assault • Myst • Star Fox • Super Metroid • Super Smash Bros.: Melee • Viewtiful Joe • WarioWare, Inc: Mega Party Game$ • World of Warcraft

Images from these same games were included in the w00t art work.

The w00t music began as the soundtrack for Special Forces , a live cinematic performance by Living Cinema (Pierre Hˇbert and Bob Ostertag), which addressed the Israeli invasion of Lebanon in 2006.

w00t. def: l337 l33t awesome awesomeness bag of crap balls cool counter cult excitement exclamation f00 fox ftw fuck fun fw00t h4x0r geek great happiness happy hello hits hooray hurray huzzah internet j00 jell-o joy l00t lleet lemurs lewt lol omg own ownage owned poo pwn pwned pwnage pwning rofl score shit squee sweet swoot weet wewt wicked w0ot wo0t woo woohoo woop wootage wootfox wootmas wow yay yeah yes zomg

Audio by Bob Ostertag. www.bobostertag.com

Artwork by John Cooney. www.jmtb02.com