network sonification - zach layton
“Network Sonification” is a 2007 commission of New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc., for Networked_Music_Review. It was made possible with funding from the New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney general at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.”
commissioned by turbulence.org (2008)
a program written in java crawls across the internet, grabbing as many related URLs as possible and analyzing their content. Using Max/MSP, the data coming from the webcrawler program is translated into sound. The frequency and range of words, images and links on these pages create a kind of aural snapshot, giving each page a unique sonic character that is written in real time. Each of the links below offer a series of mp3s which are basically sound portraits of a particular website's content and related link structure. This project enables the listener to experience the sound and rhythm of the network as a time based medium, rather than visually as discrete semantic pages.