Sunday, April 17, 2011

Google Maps Makes Beautiful Music

Marker / Music

Forget that Ohio is a Piano, Aberdeen is an orchestra!

This truly amazing Google Map lets you mix your own music by clicking on different locations and playing the music recorded there. You can combine any of the recordings to create your own mix directly from the map.

Darren Solomon and the students and faculty of Northern State University shot over 70 videos of instruments being played around the town of Aberdeen. Twelve of the videos have been added to this Google Map. If you open up the videos you can play and mix the sounds being played in each video. You can even adjust the volume of each video / instrument.

You might expect that the result of opening different videos and mixing different instruments would be a cacophony of sound but I've played with this for a while and every mix results in a pretty serene and gorgeous sound.

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