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a downloadable application that converts the RGB (Red, Green & Blue) values of an image to chromatic scale sounds. the program reads RGB value of pixels from the top left to the bottom right of an image. 1 pixel makes a harmony of three note of RGB value, & the length of note is determined by brightness of the pixel.

"it is not an impression of paintings or photographs of a composer. it reads a score from an image data directly."

[link: kenjikojima.com]

see also color analytics & paint by nunbers & sorting image pixels.




I heard that the last supper had music in it. The loaves of bread are the notes. It all sounds good...

Tue 13 Nov 2007 at 7:06 PM

this is fantastic! hours of fun ensue. it almost gives us a (very small, incorrect) glimpse of the life of a synaesthete.

Wed 14 Nov 2007 at 9:54 AM

Nice. But the concept looks familiar. Have you seen Picturedisko? It allows for a bit more control as to what note properties or instruments the pixel values should be mapped: http://incubator.quasimondo.com/flash/picturedisko_intro.php

Wed 14 Nov 2007 at 11:44 PM

It's neat from a conceptual standpoint.

I'm all for the avant garde and all, but there are plenty of terrible modern composers out there giving the genre a bad name as it is. The last thing we need is a way of automating the production of absolute garbage.

Tue 20 Nov 2007 at 1:53 AM
Harsh Critic

NIce try, but it sounds like a kid running on and off a piano. Means, all is quite random. But hey, it's some footage and a musician has to edit it to get a abstract of it.

Wed 21 Nov 2007 at 9:27 PM
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