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Artful Data

I’ve considered making a kind of data to sound generator. Rather like Cornelia Solfrank’s Net Art generator, but like a sound art generator. This is a different approach, that I was led to by browsing Max Tundra’s brilliantly crazy website.

Daniel Cummerow has made various MIDI files (musical arrangements) that are generated by tapping into various areas of mathmatics. He’s producing the sound of maths. A fantastic idea. It also explains – to some extent – the multi-timbral soundscapes that Max Tundra produces.

Listen to an example of Daniel’s work, using Pascal’s Triangle. This is a MIDI file, most media players should be able to play it OK. Read about MIDI here.

I figured this was a cool example of how data meets art meets data.