Monday, January 01, 2007

Amazing Environmental Music Interface

I found a link to this at Music Thing. An MIT graduate student named Noah Vahter created a gadget he calls "Ambient Addition," a device that takes environmental sound and converts it into music in real-time. Part of his Master's thesis project, Ambient Addition is meant to be a a new sonic space that does not block out the environment (ala iPod or walkman) or accept the noise of everyday life. With headphones, built-in mic, and compact processor, random noise is converted into chords and notes. Watch the video at Mr. Vahter's webpage (which also contains his written thesis), linked above or here:

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