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12.15.14 Rhett Jones

While many classic Nintendo songs will be instantly recognizable to Americans of a certain age, they weren’t quite the living room staple for those growing up in Soviet Russia. As part of an Indiegogo campaign, Russian-born Sonya Belousova has put together a video where she listens to classic 8-bit themes for the first time and […]

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07.31.14 Sophie Weiner

Cloud Piano by artist David Bowen is an instrument played by the sky. A live feed of clouds and its patches of light and dark are interpreted into “hand” movements. As the sky changes, so do the notes played. Creative Applications explains, “MaxMSP patch uses the video of the clouds in real-time to drive a robotic device that presses the […]

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02.03.14 Andy Cush

Geoffrey Guterl created a hack that allows him to control an XBox 360 with a MIDI keyboard. In the video above, he demonstrates, playing Tekken — and handily defeating his online opponent! — while playing piano. As you might expect, the music produced isn’t exactly Chopin;  the limited controls and repetitive nature of gameplay make for a […]

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01.15.13 Marina Galperina

New York-based artist Matthew Matthew‘s project On a Human Scale has already turned the faces in the crowds of New York City and Guadalajara into a singing parts of a giant musical instrument. There’s an individual for each note on the scale, projected on a gridded screen and connected to a hacked mini-piano… Watch them get played. For the […]

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07.06.10 Marina Galperina

Luke Jerram’s “Play Me I’m Yours” public piano installation is over, with only minimal piano gutting and a bit of key-damaging over-banging. The biggest attention hogs/project hijackers were buskers, self-promoting bands, children and old people. Seriously. This old lady’s got skills. […]

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07.02.10 Marina Galperina

Some jerks gutted a piano in Athens Square Park, Queens. One of 60 public pianos from Luke Jerram’s “Play Me, I’m Yours” installation in NYC has had its keys and inner gears ripped out, exposing the hazardous strings. […]

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05.21.10 Marina Galperina

Sixty pianos will be scattered throughout the five boroughs this summer as artist Luke Jerram brings his touring public art installation to NYC. The installation “Play Me, I’m Yours” previously planted pianos in public areas and parks across London, São Paulo, Bristol and Barcelona. […]

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