Sonic Dog Tags is a set of compositions I composed using programs written in Python, Max/MSP/Jitter, and Processing. My programs retrieve biographical information of fallen service members from the Department of Defense RSS feed, map the information to musical parameters, and draw complementary visual sketches, collectively forming compositions unique to each service member.
Download source code examples.
The above video explains the compostional process. For videos/compositions of the individual service members, please click on the links below.
Tramaine J. Billingsley, Carlos A. Benitez, Rafael Martinez Jr.