Cloud Piano, A Robotic Installation That Plays Keys on a Piano Based on the Movement of Clouds

In the installation “Cloud Piano” by artist David Bowen, a robotic device plays the keys on a piano based on the movement of clouds overhead. An outdoor camera installed near the installation tracks the movement and shapes of clouds in real-time. Custom software translates the information into musical notes, which are then played on the piano by finger-like robotic armatures. The installation was commissioned by L’assaut de la Menuiserie in Saint-Etienne, France.

Cloud Piano by David Bowen

Cloud Piano by David Bowen

photos via David Bowen

via Fast Company Co.Design

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