LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy is making music out of U.S. Open match data
Ex-LCD Soundsystem leader James Murphy has joined up with IBM and the U.S. Open for a project that will turn each tennis match at the tournament into music.
Murphy is not using recorded sounds from the competition, but instead the live statistics as they are created will be run through algorithms which will then output the tracks.
Using IBM technical powers and Murphy' musical know-how, a soundtrack is being created for each men's and women's singles match, which can be heard at the project's website.
In addition to the raw tracks created by the computer, 14 remixes will be made from the musician's favorite matches of the tournament and released as the major progresses.
If you have ever wondered what a second round Roger Federer victory sounds like to a computer, now you can finally find out.
- Brendan Maloy