Cars: the new music single composed of vehicle sounds

Published: 26 March 2012

A Leeds composer has come up with a novel music release – Mark Marrington has released a new single called Cars and it's composed entirely of the noise of vehicles.

Music about cars… Is it garage music, then?

Marrington, 41, calls the track 'dance music with a vehicular twist' and you can listen to the single in our player below.

'Having worked on the track for about three months, I now find that as I walk around the city any random encounters I have with car horns, squealing brakes and car alarms can amount to a surprisingly rewarding musical experience,' said Marrington.

'Making this piece in fact seems to have broadened my ability to hear and process sound. I simply don't find these sounds annoying any more. In fact I'm more likely to consider the piped music we hear everywhere blaring from radios, supermarket speakers etc to be the real noise'.

The DJ with an MSc

Marrington lectures at Leeds University. Tellingly, he works in the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, rather than the music department. He runs a BSc course in Music, Multimedia and Electronics.

By Tim Pollard

Editorial director of CAR's digital publishing arm. Motoring news magnet