1. Music created by holding a musical staff up to the stars.

    Learn more about the process and data: datadrivendj.com/tracks/stars
    An interactive view of the data: eclipticalis.com

    Data-Driven DJ (datadrivendj.com) by Brian Foo (brianfoo.com) is a series of music experiments that combine data, algorithms, and borrowed sounds.

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  2. This song was created using data on gender, race, and ethnicity of actors and actresses featured in the last decade of blockbuster movies. The goal of this song and visualization is to give an intuitive and visceral understanding of how different groups of people are represented (or underrepresented) in mainstream Hollywood movies.

    Learn more about the process and data: datadrivendj.com/tracks/hollywood
    An interactive view of the data: datadrivendj.com/interactives/hollywood

    Data-Driven DJ (datadrivendj.com) by Brian Foo (brianfoo.com) is a series of music experiments that combine data, algorithms, and borrowed sounds.

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  3. After analyzing the lyrics of various pop music artists for mentions of body parts, this song was constructed by sampling the most frequently sung body parts by each artist. The goal is to sonify and visualize how the body has been represented in popular music.

    datadrivendj.com/tracks/body

    Data-Driven DJ (datadrivendj.com) by Brian Foo (brianfoo.com) is a series of music experiments that combine data, algorithms, and borrowed sounds.

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  4. This song was generated by tracking the land loss in Coastal Louisiana over 78 years due to man-made levees, drilling and dredging for oil and gas, and climate change. The song's instruments stretch and diminish over time as more land becomes displaced with water. The data has been provided by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The song uses sound samples from the Rebirth Brass Band (rebirthbrassband.com), a New Orleans brass band.

    datadrivendj.com/tracks/louisiana

    Data-Driven DJ (datadrivendj.com) by Brian Foo (brianfoo.com) is a series of music experiments that combine data, algorithms, and borrowed sounds.

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  5. By combining data, algorithms, and sampled sounds, Brian Foo is using his computer programming skills to learn how to make music. In the process, he's turning data into deeply engaging and memorable sonic experiences.

    Read the full story on NewMusicBox: wp.me/p2ZJ8p-8Dr

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Data-Driven DJ is a series of music experiments that combine data, algorithms, and borrowed sounds. The goal is to explore new experiences around data consumption beyond the written and visual forms by taking advantage of music's temporal nature and capacity…


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Data-Driven DJ is a series of music experiments that combine data, algorithms, and borrowed sounds. The goal is to explore new experiences around data consumption beyond the written and visual forms by taking advantage of music's temporal nature and capacity to alter one's mood. Topics will range from social and cultural to health and environmental.

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