The Dow Piano
January 2, 2011 11:56 PM   Subscribe

The Dow Piano
Stock trades determine the songwriting in this audiovisual presentation, translating the ups and downs of 2010 into musical notes. Using a five-note scale spanning three octaves, pitch is determined by the daily closing numbers of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
posted by edlundart (5 comments total)

Wow. That's great. I'm not sure I've ever seen one of these "dataset as music" things done with as skillful a hand towards making the music listenable while retaining all the information.
posted by 256 at 6:39 AM on January 3, 2011

posted by cortex at 7:15 AM on January 3, 2011

Thanks! If you like this sort of thing, you may also enjoy this Music post of mine, featuring a piano interpretation of the multiplication table.
posted by edlundart at 3:40 PM on January 3, 2011

What 256 said.
posted by willF at 12:12 PM on January 6, 2011

So did I just see this on CNN?
posted by phrontist at 8:38 PM on January 22, 2011

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