Thursday, May 20, 2010

Another Cool Project Via Bluebrain

Bluebrain, who were behind the Dupont Boombox Experiment, are back for more creative music fun. They've created a new music track that will be available for free on their website starting, well now. And here's the cool twist. It's been engineered by Bluebrain specifically to accompany you through the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History's Sant Ocean Hall. Ocean Hall, which opened in late 2008, was the largest renovation and installation in the Museum's nearly 100 year history.

The music track is mostly ambient, but there is structure and some mood changes as the piece progresses. Total time is about 17 minutes and a half. I guess it totally depends on if you're a reader of the information panels or not, but if you're like me, you could just press play and take in the huge replica of North Atlantic Right Whales, giant squid, and the rest of the 23,000 square foot exhibit and be happy.

A nice getaway from the screaming kids, pushy grandmas and bickering, terribly dressed married couples from the Midwest (sorry, bad memory).

You can download the mp3 file from the Bluebrain website here. Perfect for a rainy day, or whenever you get a chance to visit Federal Washington for 17 minutes or so. Enjoy.