This site came to my attention a few days ago, and it got me thinking.
Created by the creative English branding/advertising group, DLKW, the Code Organ "plays" websites. Here is the about from the Page.
"THE CODEORGAN ANALYSES THE *BODY* CONTENT OF ANY WEB PAGE AND TRANSLATES THAT CONTENT INTO MUSIC. THE CODEORGAN USES A COMPLEX ALGORITHM TO DEFINE THE KEY, SYNTH STYLE AND DRUM PATTERN MOST APPROPRIATE TO THE PAGE CONTENT.
FIRSTLY, THE CODEORGAN SCANS THE PAGE CONTENTS AND REMOVES ALL
CHARACTERS NOT FOUND IN THE MUSICAL SCALE (A TO G), AND THEN ANALYSES THE REMAINING CHARACTERS TO FIND THE MOST COMMONLY USED 'NOTE'. IF THIS IS AN EVEN NUMBER THE PAGE IS TRANSLATED IN TO THE MAJOR PENTATONIC SCALE OF THAT PARTICULAR NOTE, IT BECOMES MINOR IF THERE IS AN UNEVEN NUMBER.
SECONDLY, THE CODEORGAN DEFINES WHICH SYNTHESIZER TO USE. THIS IS
BASED UPON THE TOTAL NUMBER CHARACTERS USED ON THE WEBPAGE – THERE ARE CURRENTLY 10 SYNTHESIZER EFFECTS AND THE ONE CHOSEN IS PICKED BASED UPON THE PERCENTAGE OF CONTENT.
LASTLY, THE CODEORGAN SELECTS A DRUM LOOP BASED UPON THE RATIO OF CHARACTERS ON THE PAGE VERSUS THE NUMBER OF CHARACTERS THAT ARE ACTUALLY MUSICAL NOTES – THERE ARE CURRENTLY 10 DIFFERENT DRUM LOOPS TO PICK FROM.
GO AND MAKE BEAUTIFUL MUSIC TOGETHER.
THE CODEORGAN PEOPLE"
Very interesting, no? Well lets think about this a little more. If this program can take my website and turn it into music, that means that with a little more math it could take music and make it into a website. It could "deCode" music. With this we could find out which musicians really have something to say. Outside of the lyrics of their songs their music could compose other poems, or pros, or short stories.
This could be a new military code. A piece on sheet music is sent to the front lines and members of the Army Band play it to a microphone that decodes the piece to instruct combat units on objectives. Finally giving the Army Band a real use.
And what about hip/hop , as one of the most modern popular music types, it seems to lend it self well to webpage creation. With complete control of all aspects of the "beat", producers and beat makers can secretly profess their agenda behind rappers that don't seem to have anything interesting to say. We could judge albums and enjoy albums on a much more profound level. "Did you read that new beat on the 50cent album? Yeah, deep stuff. Too bad 50's lines were still weak, could have been a very complete album."
And what about the rappers and musicians out that that already make thoughtful music. Have they been writing amazing pieces of literature with out us knowing? or without knowing it themselves? Is Talib Kwali half way through a new Iliad? Is Royksopp putting the final touches on a one man play that chronicles the life and times of mosquito? I am quite sure that Led Zeppelin I-IV makes a Fellini-esque screenplay that David Lynch will be directing for next years festival scene.
In any case take a listen to The Operable Window here. Then take a listen to your second favorite site by typing it in.