Recreating Human Speech With A Piano Is The Stuff Of Nightmares

Austrian composer Peter Ablinger has created a “talking piano.” He accomplished this by transferring the frequency spectrum of a child’s voice reciting the Proclamation of the European Environmental Criminal Court at the World Venice Forum in 2009 to his computer controlled mechanical piano.

“I break down this phonography, meaning a recording of something (sic) the voice, in this case, in individual pixels, one can say,” says Ablinger.

“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.”

If you think that’s creepy, check out these crazy sounds from space that NASA recorded.

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