[NetBehaviour] Unprepared Piano - Thompson & Craighead.

marc garrett marc.garrett at furtherfield.org
Sun Nov 28 13:45:33 CET 2010


Unprepared Piano - Thompson & Craighead.

In Unprepared Piano, a piano is connected to a database of music MIDI 
files from all over the web. This library of scores is then performed 
automatically.The musical scores contain a wide variety of 
instrumentations and are not generally intended simply for piano, so it 
performs each piece from beginning to end by randomly picking and 
choosing from its different parts. This means it might play bits of drum 
parts and percussion alongside chords and melodies intended for the 
other instruments. The piano performs and reinterprets each score every 
time it is played. The software to achieve this was created by ART+TEK.

This was shown a little while ago, but I rediscovered it on youtube 
today & thought, this is actually an excellent artwork.

marc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pOe4nrjguaw



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