What happens when you ask hundreds of people, from all over the world, to sing into their computer mics? Take a listen:
The sounds you are hearing did not come from a professional choir. We did not recruit musicians or singers for this project - it was open to anyone willing to try something new. We simply asked people to sing a couple notes into their computer, and we aggregated the results.
We also asked people to tell us about a time when they felt really connected to other people. We got some great responses:
Finally, we also crowdsourced some percussion. The claps below come from all over the world, and are featured throughout the final composition.
Final Track - "Know Your Exit"
And here's the final track, with all the contributions combined:
Over 1000 tracks were uploaded for this project. Contributions came from all over the world, spanning five continents and 37 different countries. All contributions were collected using our own WEB WIDGET. Use the map below to see where each track was recorded.
What's up with this thing? What's this all about?
We are exploring new ways to crowdsource audio for professional musical recordings. Basically, we're trying out new ways for musicians and non-musicians to contribute to a musical project, on a really huge scale. But we're also doing this to for ourselves. We just think lots of random strangers singing a minor key melody will sound really awesome and .... creepy.