Thursday, October 21, 2010


Who's that? The voice seems to be coming, it can't be...the piano is talking!

Peter Ablinger: Deus Cantando (God Singing)

Fortunately, this
is a nice possessed piano: it's reading from the "Declaration of the International Environmental Criminal Court," not telling you to "Get out!"

Thanks to
computer trickery by Berlin-based composer Peter Ablinger and technical assistance from Winfried Ritsch, the piano only appears to be talking. If you can't quite make out what it's saying, check this page with a video where you can read the text along with the music. Ablinger used to write original music for sampled recordings of speech (fascinating audio tracks on the bottom of this page) until he hit upon the idea of piano and speech intermingled. Just in time for Halloween.

1 comment:

Steve said...

Outstanding. I will definitely be watching for this artist's releases now that you've made me aware. Thanks!