Watching the US Open? So Is LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy. But He’s Watching It…Differently..

James Murphy is in the enviable position of doing whatever he wants. Producing records? Making films? Creating his own blend of gourmet coffee?  Check, check and check. He’s also free to indulge his love of professional tennis. But like everything he does, this is a little different.

Murphy has a deal with IBM to crunch all kinds of raw data from the US Open using an algorithm that turns every serve and every volley into music.  Watch the trailer and then head over here to see what’s been generated so far.

http://youtu.be/BUkwbsd-NcA

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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