— THE SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE

MARKER MUSIC.

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)

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  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Bud Caddell, James Denman. James Denman said: @bud_caddell This is the sequel. Equally nice… http://bit.ly/hHjTOZ […]

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