Playing in the SoundCloud: “Stand Still”

I followed a link from CBC Spark 152 to this soothing piece on SoundCloudStand still by weathercast. Now I’m enchanted by it. “SoundCloud is a platform that puts your sound at the heart of communities, websites and even apps. Watch conversations, connections and social experiences happen, with your sound as the spark.”

Spark had an interview with web developer Peter Rukavina, who mashed up real-time data about electrical flow on Prince Edward Island with tracks from SoundCloud using a platform called Pachube. I think John Cage would be humming along with this vibe. Here’s the Spark blurb, wit links:

Have you ever looked at the flow of electricity between New Brunswick and PEI and thought, “Wow, I wonder if I could turn that into music?” Yeah, us either. But Peter Rukavina did. With some technical skill and a few free web services, Peter was able to turn somewhat dull information about inter-province electricity flow into a novel and compelling mashup. (Runs 8:50)