Generative Music via Moon Topography

This is a brilliant idea! Lunar orbiting satellite Kaguya was launched back in September 2007 & is currently orbiting the moon, taking observations of the lunar surface with 14 different sensors. Moonbell is an online generative music application that uses data from one of those sensors, a laser altimeter, to transform the altitude data into music! Give it a try here – you can also switch to ‘scrub’ mode, and generate music by moving your cursor over the surface of the moon!

More info on Moonbell here and some example compositions here

Music Made with Kindling!

This is just too cute not to post (found via laughing squid) & I would normally consider the ukelele only good for starting fires with, but check out this great Japanese duo U900