I’m Cured (Aimee Mann with David Wain and Dave Foley)
via Boing Boing
The Infinite Jukebox - Each beat is then analyzed and matched to other similar sounding beats in the song. This information is used to create a detailed song graph of paths though similar sounding beats. As the song is played, when the next beat has similar sounding beats there’s a chance that we will branch to a completely different part of the song. Since the branching is to a very similar sounding beat in the song, you (in theory) won’t notice the jump. This process of branching to similar sounding beats can continue forever, giving you an infinitely long version of the song.
you can get stuck in a strange attractor at the end of Karma Police for instance
The Sound Of The Earth by Yuri Suzuki
A globe-like spherical record with grooves arranged as world map, playing music related to geo-political positions:
The Sound of the Earth is a content of Yuri Suzuki`s spherical record project, the grooves representing
the outlines of the geographic land mass.
Each country on the disc is engraved with a different sound, as the needle passes over it plays field
recordings collected by Yuri Suzuki from around the world over the course of four years;
traditional folk music, national anthems, popular music and spoken word broadcasts.
An aural journey around the world in 30 minutes.
You can find out more at Yuri’s website here, which includes a full audio recording of the piece.
Fifty Degrees North, Four Degrees West (Peter Larsen) - music from microbes where chords are mapped to environmental conditions and scale is mapped to microbial concentrations (from research in the western English Channel)
via Tooth and Claw
the same population would sound different in the key of sunlight than in the key of nitrogen
3D-Printed music visualizations of modern albums. Using Processing, each album’s soundwave was analysed and created a unique visual form. The albums are: Jewels by Einstürzende Neubauten, Another World by Antony and the Johnsons, Pink Moon by Nick Drake, Third by Portishead, and the composition “Für Alina” by Arvo Pärt.
An algorithmic exploration of the music we love. Each album_s soundwave proposes a new spatial and unique journey by transforming sound into matter/space: the hidden into something visible.
More can be found at the project’s website here