In our last article, we interpreted Japan earthquake in terms of the energy released. An audio programmer, MicahFrank has now created an aural interpretation of that incredible seismic activity (click on the orange play button below to listen).
Earthquakes off the east coast of Honshu, Japan – Friday March 11, 2011 by Micah Frank
This recording is a part of Frank’s Tectonic program which is a realtime seismic analysis and sound synthesis system. Here’s is a description of the process from Frank’s website.
“Sound is created in realtime by earthquakes as they occur across the globe. A tightly integrated system between Max/MSP, Google Earth and Symbolic Sound’s Kyma processes earthquake data that is translated into sound synthesis parameters. A USGS XML feed is parsed into numerous fields including magnitude, elevation, time of day and geographical coordinates. These data are mapped to synthetic spectrums and processed by granular, aggregate and subtractive synthesis.”
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