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Setting Times stories to music: From Al Green to Beck
Setting Times stories to music: From Al Green to Beck

The soundtrack for one of this week’s Great Reads, about a forgotten tennis Adonis who could have been one of the greats of the sport, was a departure for me. For starters, it wasn’t even a song. It was a tennis match. Or actually, a series of them. In this cool experiment, the U.S. Open teamed up with James Murphy, the frontman for the band LCD Soundsystem, to use real-time data from the matches at this year’s Open to create some very minimalist music. I’m not a big fan of tennis, and the music created by the matches isn’t exactly my cup of tea – a cross between the sound effects for that early video game Pong and the chilliest of the German...

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