The Thoughtful Animal

The Thoughtful Animal

Exploring the evolution and architecture of the mind

There Is Music In Life, and in Fish [video]


The Quiet Ensemble sees music everywhere in nature.

Quintetto promo from Quiet ensemble on Vimeo.

“Quintetto” is an installation based on the study of casual movement of objects or living creatures used as input for the production of sounds. The basic concept is to reveal what we call “invisible concerts” of everyday life. The vertical movements of the 5 fishes in the aquariums is captured by a video camera, that translates (through a computer software) their movements in digital sound signals. We’ll have 5 different musical instruments creating a totally unexpected live concert.

(h/t Laughing Squid, and Enrique Gutierrez for sending this my way)

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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