Climate Data Sonification – Insert Boiling Frog Analogy Here

Daniel Crawford of the University of Minnesota has created a piece which maps over a hundred years of temperature records to a piece for string quartet. The piece breaks the global temperature data into 4 regions and maps the average annual temperature for each region to the musical notes. This is a beautiful piece of

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Jukedeck Want to Generate Royalty-Free Music for your Videos

Jukedeck are a UK based startup which is composed (ahem) of software developers, musicians and producers, who have developed a way to automatically generate music to suit any project. Their target is video producers, such as Youtube artists, that need royalty-free music to use without the pain of trawling through royalty-free libraries searching for a

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Tildemash – An Isolated Studio Track Mashup Generator

Andy Baio of waxy.org created this excellent random mashup generator using Isolated Studio Tracks from Youtube. It uses simple javascript to randomly select from a prepopulated array of Youtube url ids for each instrument (vocals, guitar, drums, keyboard) and fills the page with the embedded youtube video for those videos. Once the tracks start playing together wonderful (or not so wonderful)

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Mix Master, Cut Faster – Risset Accelerando

I’ve posted before about Shepard tones and other audio illusions, but here is another one to wrap your head around. Jean-Claude Risset, who created the Shepard-Risset Glissando (a continuous version of the Shepard tones) also produced the rhythmical equivalent – a beat that appears to get faster and faster (and faster and faster). By layering

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