Black Eyes

by Tom Vourtsis

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Photos shared with Instagram are usually square in format, not unlike the cover to a record album. The format leads inevitably to a question: if a given image were the cover to a record album, what would the album’s music sound like?

Instagr/am/bient is a response to that question. The project involves 25 musicians with ambient inclinations. Each of the musicians contributed an Instagram photo, and in turn each of the musicians recorded an original track in response to one of the photos contributed by another of the project’s participants. The tracks are sonic postcards. They are pieces of music whose relative brevity -- all are between one and three minutes in length -- is designed to correlate with the economical, ephemeral nature of an Instagram photo.

For complete details on the Instagr/am/bient project -- created by Marc Weidenbaum of -- click below:


released December 28, 2011
Artwork by Martin Møller Jensen of Atlastop.




Tom Vourtsis New York, New York

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