James Murphy is Making Music with Tennis Data
Game, set, BOOM-KA, BOOM-KA, BOOM-KA
Since hanging up his hat on LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy has turned his creative mind to a range of interesting projects.
He proposed to create a soundtrack for the New York City subway, by replacing the current monotonous ticket swipe beep with pleasant tones, launched his own signature coffee brand and has composed the soundtrack for a new Noah Baumbach film.
Now he’s putting his attention into the realm of sports and computer programming, teaming up with tech organisation IBM to generate a soundtrack for the US Open. Together, they will use the raw data from the tennis matches to generate a complex algorithm that will transform each match into a unique song. By the time the tournament ends, they estimate that they'll have amassed around 400 hours of music.
Confused? Murphy and IBM explain the project further in the following video.
Published on September 02, 2014 by Stephen Heard