Progolog on 01/03/2012 at 05:09PM
Maybe you've heard about this crazy photo mikroblogging tool called Instagr.am. A few days ago, a group of artists started a project called "Instagr/am/bient: 25 Sonic Postcards". First they shot photos with an ambient background and shared them via Instagr.am. Then they composed a piece of ambient music inspired by a different artist's instagr.am photo. The project was organized by Marc Weidenbaum, who has run the ambient/electronic music website Disquiet.com since 1996. Here's a quote from the original post on disquiet:
"The result of the 25 musicians’ collective efforts is an investigation into the intersection of technology, aesthetics, and artistic process. What parallels exist, for example, between the visual filters that Instagram provides users to transform their photos and the sound-processing tools employed by electronic musicians? In many cases here, the musicians employ sonic field recordings as source material for their music. In the case of both their photos and their compositions (photography in one case, phonography in the other), documents are altered to emphasize their atmospheric qualities: to eke a modest art out of the everyday.”
All of the tracks were originally posted under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license to the Internet Archive. There, you can also find a 58-page PDF with full-page reproductions of the images and additional information on all the participating musicians. You can also find the whole album uploaded to the Free Music Archive, and check the german posting on my german blog Progolog.de.