Sounds from the Troposphere

Artist, David Bowen, is looking to the sky in his latest installation, Cloud Piano.  Videos of the clouds are recorded in real-time and sent to a computer that uses custom software to collect data about the appearance of the clouds.  The system is designed to operate as if the clouds are pressing the keys on the piano as they move through the sky.  

In recent interview with Quartz, David Bowen explained; “If a dense cloud is detected, the key is pressed hard, if it is a light cloud, the key is barely pressed at all. In this way, the intensity and speed at which the piano is played is determined by the intensity, speed, and shape of the clouds.”  

Heighten your senses with sounds from the troposphere in the below video.