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14 Responses to “The Speaking Piano”

  1. thomadaeus says:

    Oh my GOD! The Daleks have developed 88-key technology!

  2. Seems similar to a Vocoder – amazing!!!

  3. OtherMichael says:

    There are longer excerpts and related works at the composer’s site.

    Here’s the piece in the clip.

  4. Devon Frohne says:

    That is on point rad! I love when we as humans try to break down what is common in nature, interpret the data, and then re-interpret into visual or audible content in a different form! so cool!

  5. Enki says:

    Jaw dropped, for real.

  6. I wonder how comprehensible it is without the subtitles telling you what you are supposed to be hearing.

  7. danegeld says:

    Ah! The wonderful thing for today :) Thanks xeni

  8. welcomeabored says:

    That may be English, but the accent is a bit thick.  I can clearly understand this guitar however.


  9. s2redux says:

    For maximum fun, use this to perform I am sitting in a room.

  10. timquinn says:

    it is amazing that when you meet the kid whose voice they used it turns out he has something of a lisp that clearly explains why it doesn’t sound quite right. This is strange, because all the german is pronounced with typical german precision.

  11. Kristiyan says:

    Remember William Gibson’s Wintermute?

  12. Kevin Breanach says:

    Why did I think it was going to be something to do with this:

    Sparky and his Magic Piano (1987 version) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGbKKxEz5Zo

  13. kiptw says:

    Shades of Ernesto Hill Olvera! I don’t remember if I found this guy from WFMU or Mexicovers, but he’s a blind organist who makes his instrument enunciate. YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0XYj5fwxTM