Volcanos as MIDI music (MP3s)

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Volcanos as MIDI music (MP3s)

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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.


  • MIDI Control – Music equipment language isn’t just for audio anymore. MAKE 07 – Page 158.
  • HTML to MIDI – What does a site sound like? – Link.
  • MIDI articles, how-tos, projects and more – Link.

4 thoughts on “Volcanos as MIDI music (MP3s)

  1. Shadyman says:

    Sounds like someone’s bored.

  2. blubrick says:

    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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