Instagr/am/bient

Instagr/am/bient is a really cool project by the online music magazine Disquiet which took 25 images from the photo app/social network, and gave them to ambient musicians to inspire pieces of music.

Disquiet explains:
The project involves 25 musicians with ambient inclinations. Each of the musicians contributed an Instagram photo, and in turn each of the musicians recorded an original track in response to one of the photos contributed by another of the project’s participants. The tracks are sonic postcards. They are pieces of music whose relative brevity—all are between one and three minutes in length—is designed to correlate with the economical, ephemeral nature of an Instagram photo.

Synaesthesia in art and design is a long-term, slowly developing trend that I’ve tracked in a couple of different places, and seeing something like this confirms it even more for me. I like the tech aspect, and making use of an app in a different and unexpected way. As a bonus, this music produced by the project is pretty good, and available for free download at Archive.org or streaming on Soundcloud.

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