Videos shows a project i'm currently working on for university.
Its a musical composition created entirely from real-time electricity usage data (provided by pachube.com) from 12 locations around the world (UK, USA, Belgium, Brazil, Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Estonia etc.) I've incorporated my home electricity usage into the project, using a current cost meter. (currentcost.co.uk)
Previously i had been converting the realtime data into audible sinewaves. .
I have since tried assigning the frequencies to notes on a piano (using the Real-Time Composition library by Karlheinz Essl, essl.at) using Max/Msp.
The electricity usage gets converted from watts into Hertz and then the Max/Msp 'freq2note' object converts this frequency across 8 octaves of a piano and the piano notes almost mimic the sinewave frequencies.
I recorded 10 minutes of the data being collected while the musical score was being created in real-time.
For further details of this project, please see my blog.
Thanks for viewing!
(Note: I uploaded the video in HD, although it may take a few days to be converted)
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