Wednesday, December 01, 2004

Eigenradio. This is truly odd. And kind of an acquired taste. It's like the sound of earthquakes. Or space aliens. Or schizophrenic androids. In space.

What seems to be going on is that multiple audio feeds from multiple radio stations are being compared and certain frequencies are being extracted out. It's quite odd, and I think, strangely evocative.

"Eigenradio makes its optimal music by analyzing in real time dozens of radio stations at once. When our bank of computers has heard enough music, it will go to work on making more just like it. Since we listen to so much music all the time, Eigenradio is always on and always live. What you hear on Eigenradio is the best of the New Music, distilled and de-correlated. One song on Eigenradio is worth at least twenty songs on old radio."


Blogger Wahoo said...

This rocks pretty hard. Though it did make me not realize my office phone was ringing a second ago.

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And "eigen-" of course means "own" in German. So, it's its own radio. I prefer ADD radio on long trips. Just let the scan run for thirty minutes at a time, and it's amazing the sound collage you come up with, especially in backwoods Arkansas. Nice blog, Pete!--German Girl

8:52 AM  

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