"speaking piano" reciting the Proclamation of the European Environmental Criminal Court
A "speaking piano" reciting the Proclamation of the European Environmental Criminal Court at World Venice Forum 2009.
Austrian composer Peter Ablinger transferred the frequency spectrom of the childs voice to his computer controlled mechanical piano.
(translated from German)
Peter Ablinger: I break down this phonography, meaning a recording of something the voice, in this case -, in individual pixels, one can say. And if I have the possibility of a rendering in a fairly high resolution (and that I only get with a mechanical piano), then I in fact restore some kind of continuity. Therefore, with a little practice, or help or subtitling, we actually can hear a human voice in a piano sound.