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A deaf musician is creating a universal algorithm to make beautiful, visual music

By Natasha Scully & Commentary

A deaf musician is developing a technology to visualize sounds, so that people like him can experience live concerts. Myles de Bastion is creating an algorithm that maps notes, chords and other musical elements to LED lights, creating a display that tracks the music in real time.

Early versions of his system have debuted at music festivals in his native Oregon and in other parts of America. Watch the video above to appreciate how you can “see” music.