The Cloud Piano – Tracks The Movement & Shapes Of Clouds To Play a Piano

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What does a cloud sound like? Studio artist and educator David Bowen wanted to find out, so he built a machine to let the sky play music. Yes, really.

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Behold the Cloud Piano—a robotic installation that plays a note on the piano based on the movement and density of the clouds across the sky. It may sound chaotic at times, but so is nature, after all.

The idea of all this, says Bowen, is to merge natural and mechanical systems. Or rather, imbue life into machines.

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In the case of Cloud Piano, the natural system is the atmosphere, the mechanical is the software-powered sculpture.

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