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James Murphy Of LCD Soundsystem US Open Project

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Music producer James Murphy — best known as the frontman for LCD Soundsystem — has partnered with IBM on a very cool project, creating music based data points from matches at the U.S. Open.

Any match at the U.S. Open encompasses millions of points of data: aces tallied, forehand winners, break-point conversion percentages, and more. With the help of IBM Cloud services, Murphy and IBM experts used a custom musical algorithm that interprets these various data points into music, all in real time.

A new track will be produced for most of the men's and women's singles matches. Watching with a digital soundboard, Murphy will incorporate factors such as wind, humidity, and other variables so that every match has its own unique digital footprint. He'll remix 14 of those tracks into shorter, composed "songs" and compile them as a full album.

Music made with help from the cloud?!

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