Minnesota musician webcasting 7-day song on cross-country trek

Minneapolis-based electronic musician Mark Mallman this week is performing one continuous song and streaming it live online from the back of a van traveling coast to coast.
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Minneapolis-based electronic musician Mark Mallman this week is performing one continuous song and streaming it live online from the back of a van traveling coast to coast. USA Today's PopCandy featured a story about the crazy adventure, scheduled to end Saturday in Los Angeles.

He's playing a variety of instruments, including a keyboard guitar. Even when he sleeps, he hooks himself up to heart and brain-wave monitors that create sounds that amount to music, he says. He explains more on that in Wired magazine.

Watch and listen to the song live here. Follow the trip from his website.

He's done these stunts before; this trip is dubbed Marathon IV. Marathon III was a 78-hour live performance two years ago, for which he stayed awake.

Why does he do it? Mallman, prior to the trip, tries to explain it:

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