Sep 10, 2014
James Murphy Remixes The U.S. Open
The U.S. Open Sessions - Match 4 (James Murphy Remix)
The U.S. Open Sessions - Match 104 (James Murphy Remix)

Former LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy recently unveiled his plan to create music using data obtained from tennis matches at this year’s U.S. Open. The tournament is now over, and the result is The U.S. Open Sessions–a collection that includes over 400 hours worth of music, narrowed down into a few gorgeous remixes from Murphy.

Using a uniquely crafted algorithm, Murphy was able to capture raw data from a multitude of sounds during tennis matches at this year’s tournament. The music coincided with the live match play and was accompanied by a video of geometric graphics (viewable here). Although the tracks were created automatically, Murphy adds a human element to the music by remixing two of the matches into well-crafted, dreamy synth numbers. Simply titled Match 4 and Match 104, the first is an 8-bit blast of synth and bass, while the second is a pulsing techno ballad of rapid-fire rhythms and digital distortion.

Since calling it quits with LCD Soundsystem, Murphy has kept himself busy with a number of oddball passion projects. He started selling his own brand of coffee in February, and is currently working on a campaign to turn the New York City subway system into a symphony of melodic mass transit.

You can listen to all the songs over on SoundCloud here. Check out the video below for a look at how Murphy and his team of programmers pulled the project off.

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