Lukas at WFMU posted up MP3s of what volcanoes sound like when fed through a MIDI synth – “What do volcanoes do when they are not busy erupting? Researchers from Italy and Ecuador have recently discovered that these huge buggers are really composing music, much in the vein of Iannis Xenakis. Honestly, these scientists are just tired of looking at numbers and graphs all the time, so they turned seismographic patterns into musical scores and then play them using a cheap MIDI interpreter.” [via] – Link.
4 thoughts on “Volcanos as MIDI music (MP3s)”
Sounds like someone’s bored.
When they find a way of tuning volcanoes, I shall be truly impressed.
When they find a way of actually playing volcanoes, I shall be very, very frightened.
Until then, this is just so much mental masturbation. (Which is not necessarily a bad thing)
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