Thursday, October 21, 2010
A PIANO POSSESSED
Who's that? The voice seems to be coming from...no, 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.