‘Distance from Home’: a song generated using UN refugee data 1975-2012

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/132833445″>Distance From Home – Translating Global Refugee Movement to Song</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/brianfoo”>brian foo</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

This song was generated using refugee data from the United Nations from 1975 to 2012. The quantity, length, and pitch of the song’s instruments are controlled by the volume of refugee movement and distance traveled between their countries of origin and asylum.


Data-Driven DJ (datadrivendj.com) by Brian Foo (brianfoo.com) is a series of music experiments that combine data, algorithms, and borrowed sounds.