Humpback Whale Songs, in Sheet Music

by Owen James Burke

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Screenshot from video below.

We first heard whale songs thanks to a network of microphones designed to detect Soviet submarines, but it wasn’t till a group of scientific researchers and mathematicians got together and aligned their clicks, moans and groans that we were able to make their sounds more “electronic than melodic, a full range of the kinds of crazy sounds that humans call music today,” writes David Rothenberg at Medium.

Watch video of the transposition below, and read more at Medium.

–OJB

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