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November 27, 2009

From New Scientist, 28 November 2009:

THE tunes may be a little avant-garde for most tastes, but they’re impressive achievements all the same. Musical twitterers have found a way to condense entire compositions into single, 140-character tweets. Earlier this year Dan Stowell, a computer scientist at Queen Mary, University of London, encoded the sound of waves crashing on the shore in the programming language SuperCollider. He tweeted the code and soon others responded with their own compositions.
Now a free-to-download album of 22 original compositions for Twitter by 14 programmers has been released, entitled sc140. “My granny might raise her eyebrows if I gave her sc140 for Christmas, but if yours is the Aphex Twin type, she’ll definitely love it,” says Stowell.

Sample tracks here

One Comment leave one →
  1. November 27, 2009 8:09 pm

    Some of these pieces are actually quite good! Amazing!

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