AERO is a standalone Mac app, that uses airport flight time data to generate a musical score.
The app downloads real-time flight data from four airports – Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK), Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) and Washington DC/Dulles (IAD) – and uses the data to generate a simple minimal musical score that is always-changing as the flight data is updated. The tones are created by a simple synthesizer built into the app.
The resulting music can range from very sparse melodic fragments, to brief flurries of notes and chords. Occasionally, there may be extended periods of silence as well.
AERO takes the otherwise dry (and sometimes stress-inducing) data of flight arrivals and departures and turns it into delicate generative music.
How did this project use Max?
Built entirely in Max.