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In Bb 2.0 collects 16 YouTube music videos and lets you play them in any order, or all at once. And because 15 of them feature music in the key of B-flat major, the sounds match up perfectly. What the site’s creator, Darren Solomon, has really invented is a new kind of instrument.

You can choose from electric guitar, bass, trumpet, glass marimba — even a spoken-word piece (called “Information”) by one Daniel Donahoo. Solomon also invites you to submit videos of your own, which he’ll post at a later date. If you take him up on the offer, keep the following in mind: Astronomers have discovered that black holes emit a single note, which just happens to be B flat. The stars, it seems, are playing our song.

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