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.
photos via David Bowen