The World In Tune - Expedia Commission

So, here's a thing that I've been involved with over the last couple of months, but not really spoken about until now. 

I was commissioned by Expedia to create a generative ambient music composition, featuring musicians from all around the world. It turned out rather well - and seems to be getting some excellent press from Forbes and the like.  

The composition is split across 16 videos, with musicians on six continents, each of whom are playing simple musical parts that are designed to work with the others, wherever they are set going. Each musician's contribution is a slightly different length, so in true Eno-style, it should never exactly repeat itself, and each viewer makes their own subtly different version of the piece from everyone else. 

I've included the link below in case anyone wants to have a play with it, themselves.

I'm rather happy with how this turned out! 

World In Tune at Expedia: http://www.expedia.co.uk/vc/the-world-in-tune/ 
Forbes Article: Forbes.com

2 comments

  • Sarah Dunn
    Sarah Dunn New Zealand
    Hi Daniel, I was searching the web for the website of the interactive World in Tune interactive video and came across your blog. I was one of the musicians in this project (NZ), my friend Marcella in London roped me in:) I am a music teacher, currently planning lessons in lockdown for primary children, and was thinking how the composition would be great for the children to engage with. However, the weblink is no longer active, and I've trolled the internet in hopes of finding it, with only finding you:) Do you know if there is any kind of accessibility to this composition now? A non-online copy available. Having been involved in the project, it would also be cool to have a copy, but primarily I'm interested in engaging my students with it. Thoughts? Many thanks, Sarah

    Hi Daniel,

    I was searching the web for the website of the interactive World in Tune interactive video and came across your blog. I was one of the musicians in this project (NZ), my friend Marcella in London roped me insmile I am a music teacher, currently planning lessons in lockdown for primary children, and was thinking how the composition would be great for the children to engage with. However, the weblink is no longer active, and I've trolled the internet in hopes of finding it, with only finding yousmile

    Do you know if there is any kind of accessibility to this composition now? A non-online copy available. Having been involved in the project, it would also be cool to have a copy, but primarily I'm interested in engaging my students with it.

    Thoughts?

    Many thanks,
    Sarah

  • Daniel Land
    Daniel Land
    Hi Sarah I'm afraid the material was hosted entirely on Expedia's website and they had the exclusive copyright on it, so if they've removed it, it's effectively been wiped from the internet, alas! Such a shame - I put a lot of work into this and I hoped the project had some kind of longevity! Ah well. Thanks for getting in touch anyway! Daniel

    Hi Sarah

    I'm afraid the material was hosted entirely on Expedia's website and they had the exclusive copyright on it, so if they've removed it, it's effectively been wiped from the internet, alas!

    Such a shame - I put a lot of work into this and I hoped the project had some kind of longevity! Ah well.

    Thanks for getting in touch anyway!

    Daniel

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