About The Verbasizer

Welcome to The Verbasizer.

This website aims to be a recreation of the original Verbasizer software, created by Ty Roberts and used by David Bowie.

Bowie famously used "cut-up" techniques to write songs, putting individual words cut from newspapers and magazines into a hat, pulling them out to make sentences and songs.

The Verbasizer software, created by Ty Roberts takes that a step further, allowing the user to manually enter words in several columns, which are then mixed at random. This output can then be used to write songs.

This video shows how the Verbasizer software was used by Bowie.

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