IBM and James Murphy turned US Open tennis match data into music. James created this remix of one of his favorite tracks.
When this match began, it could have been either player’s game. And like the match that inspired it, this track opens with beats that are balanced–intense but equal, just like the players–with no instrument clearly taking the lead. The music pulses steadily until the last half of the track, when the instruments start to break form as one player falls behind, and the other takes the lead. The track ends with a soft, high-pitched whistle that ushers the defeated player off the court.
For uncut, original tracks and more of James’ remixes, visit soundcloud.com/ibm, and to learn more about the project, visit ibm.com/usopen