Speaking Piano

October 8th, 2009

The piano in this video can speak, I kid you not. The Austrian composer Peter Ablinger transformed the voice of a child reciting the Proclamation of the European Environmental Criminal Court into MIDI events. Those events let the mechanically-controlled piano play the voice of that child.
This is video is German but it has English captions, the text that the piano is playing is in English.
Hearing is believing.

found @golan

7 Responses to “Speaking Piano”

  1. koenski Says:

    Why do it the easy way, when there is a hard way?.
    I think it has to do with ridiculous high budgets for these kind of “art” projects given to already “rich” artists who know their way around the EU cashbucket.Stupid idea, not even fun or original, boring and waist of time and taxpayers money.Next!
    Koenski from http://koenski-beterweter.blogspot.com/

  2. Tuan Says:

    Holy cow, this is really amazing!

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  4. Flibbertygibbet Says:

    Well, I liked it. It would be cool to hear it playing some other, radically different samples too.

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  6. Matthew James Richards - Piano Says:

    This is really amazing – the way the piano creates silabol sounds by using high notes.
    Converting a waveform into midi events and playing it on a real acoustic piano. Great!

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