Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Cloud Piano (by David Bowen)

Hace un tiempo publiqué un post titulado Stanley Piano (by Digital Kitchen) en Emeshing.com en el que explicaba y colgaba un vídeo en el que se veía un piano que tocaba canciones de forma autónoma al recibir un tweet con una canción.

Pues bien, vía el post This Piano Is Played by Clouds (by Neatorama.com) descubrí un interesante vídeo de otro piano.

Se trata de un robot hecho por David Bowen, que se considera un escultor de robots, y que en esta ocasión ha conseguido que el robot toque el piano. El robot y su piano está instalado en L'Assaut de la Menuiserie, una galería de arte ubicada en Saint-Étienne (Francia). El robot se completó gracias al soporte del laboratorio Visualization and Digital Imagining Lab and Weber Music Hall de la universidad University of Minnesota.

Cloud Piano (by David Bowen)



This installation plays the keys of a piano based on the movements and shapes of the clouds. A camera pointed at the sky captures video of the clouds. Custom software uses the video of the clouds in real-time to articulate a robotic device that presses the corresponding keys on the piano. The system is set in motion to function as if the clouds are pressing the keys on the piano as they move across the sky and change shape. The resulting sound is generated from the unique key patterns created by ethereal forms that build, sweep, fluctuate and dissipate in the sky.
This installation was commissioned by L’assaut de la Menuiserie, Saint-Etienne, France and completed with support from the Visualization and Digital Imagining Lab and Weber Music Hall, University of Minnesota.
Más información en dwbowen.com

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