Piano-playing computer makes a piano speak English

In 2009, Austrian composer Peter Ablinger broke down a recording of a child’s voice to its singular frequencies, like pixels of sound. He then programmed a computer-operated piano to play the notes associated with each “pixel.”

The result is an eerie, almost alien, voice. At first, it’s unintelligible as language, but then when you read the words it’s saying, you can’t help but hear the piano talking…

(via Boing Boing)