Remember Bb 2.0 from last year? It was the work of Darren Solomon. Music producer and technologist. He crowdsourced musicians through youtube to create a sound sculpture editable by the user through their own interaction with the videos. It was a great piece of work that naturally went viral quickly. Now, Solomon is back (with the help of Northern State University) with another experiment. Marker/Music.
Using the Google Maps API as the platform, Solomon asked the residents of the small town of Aberdeen South Dakota to play his composition through a variety of instruments and and natural sounds (walking through leaves etc.). The result is another dreamy folk/ambient collage of a city, with the same hypnotic qualities that made Bb 2.0 such a success. The intimacy and charm of the piece is certainly elevated by the knowledge these are all in the same city. A great idea, it would be fascinating to see this work on a larger scale. The possibilities for collaboration would be huge and incredibly diverse.
Check it out HERE.
(Via The Creators Project)