16 May '11, 4am

UK student creates Twitter 'symphony': AN UNDERGRADUATE student of Bournemouth University in England has created...

AN UNDERGRADUATE student of Bournemouth University in England has created a 'symphony' of Twitter feeds, the Daily Telegraph reported. Music technology student Sam Harman used a computer program to turn Twitter posts into sounds by giving each character its own distinctive tone. As a computer reads each Tweet, it plays a sound. The result is a collection of sounds similar to a xylophone. 'The system selects one of the characters from the first 20 tweets at random and repeats it to produce a kind of rhythm,' explained Mr Harman. He performed his Twitter symphony at a school event using his twitter synthesiser. -- KOREA HERALD/ANN

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