A UK researcher has compiled what he is calling the first album of Twitter music.
Dan Stowell, a composer and computer scientist at Queen Mary, University of London, compiled the album — called sc140 — from Tweets sent from around the world. As much as five minutes of music can be jammed into a Tweet using programming tricks.
Stowell, who is studying for his PhD in Queen Mary’s Centre for Digital Music (C4DM) was writing in a programming language — called SuperCollider — that tells a computer what sounds to make.
He posted a tweet containing the instructions to create a sound like waves crashing on the shore, and many people replied with sounds and music of their own. Want to hear it?