The story of music is the story of connections between genres and artists and eras. What does “mellow gold” sound like and how does it relate to r&b, rockabilly, and “pinoy alternative”? Discover and explore these musical relationships at Every Noise at Once by Glenn McDonald, a comprehensive map of every genre of music, including notable practitioners of each genre. The genres are arranged by an algorithm for prominence and relationship, and samples of each play on demand. The map reveals fascinating connections, and it’s possible to chart trends across history and across geography, guessing at the stories that the juxtapositions tell. Following connections can also lead to new discoveries, showing you artists you’ve never heard of and styles of music you never knew you were missing. Every Noise At Once is a fascinating case study in what happens when art and algorithm come together. Check it out.