Eva Reiter took sounds she recorded from a range of machines as a point of inspiration for a string quartet. The research collaboration addressed potential correlations between the original audio files and the finished quartet on the level of the sounding structure.
Reiter, E., Rutz, H. H., & Nierhaus, G. (2015). Eva reiter/wire tapping the machine. In Patterns of Intuition: Musical Creativity in the Light of Algorithmic Composition (pp. 59–84). Springer Netherlands. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9561-6_4