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Dictionaraoke: Another Brick

Dictionaraoke: Audio clips from online dictionaries sing the hits of yesterday and today.

The project was conceived and developed by a diverse group of experimental musicians communicating through the Internet. Inspired by the spoken word audio clips on the Merriam-Webster and Microsoft Encarta online dictionaries demonstrating the correct pronunciation of each word, these artists have used the samples to create artificial vocals that “sing” karaoke. James Brown’s I Feel Good (reworked by Jim Allenspach) was the first song to be rendered in the dictionaraoke style, and many more tracks soon followed.

Check the Dictionaraoke site for more examples. (My favourite is Stark Effects’ version of John Lee Hooker’s Boom Boom.)

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July 9, 2014 · 4:12 pm