Using twitter as a midi sequencer. My tweets from 2010 are defining the sound parameters of this instrument. Patterns, cycles are recognizable: i rarely tweet early in the morning ;) Meaning and content of tweets are ignored. They are presenting only the act of communication.


The date of the tweets define their horizontal position (sound trigger). Time within a day defines pitch (midnight as the highest). Loudness of a sound is based on a length of a tweet. The triggered sound samples are free and under Creative Commons license.


input -> php -> xml (twitter timeline) -> processing -> minim (sound samples) -> output

This experiment is part of my DLA research & dedicated to Jaron Lavier.

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