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James Murphy is making 400 hours of music using tennis data

28 August 2014, 17:14 | Written by Luke Morgan Britton

​Since the end of LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy has definitely been keeping busy. He’s released his own brand of coffee, given lectures, devised a plan to turn the New York subway into a symphony, invented a 11-foot 50,000-watt soundsystem, and now he’s making music using data from the U.S Open.

Murphy is teaming up with IBM to create 400 hours worth of music from raw data and tennis scores, with the music itself created using an algorithm devised from the results.

“I’m not writing music,” Murphy says in a video trailer. “I’m generating probabilities for music.”

You can watch said trailer below:

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