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World map as a musical score

James Plakovic composes lots of scores that take the form of a composer, an object, or in this case, a map of the world. Set in 2/4 time signature with 32 bars, the piece does a pretty accurate job of depicting a standard Mercator projection that starts and ends with Asia.

Here's a taijitu:

Here's a John Lennon portrait:

Here's a hi-res version of the world beat map:

If you're wondering what the map sounds like, here it is performed:

World Beat Music (via James Plakovic)