A Self-Playing Piano That Takes Song Requests On Twitter
Seattle-based creative agency Digital Kitchen has created an interactive, self-playing piano that takes song requests on Twitter.
Called ‘Stanley’, it was created for Seattle’s ‘Capitol Hill Block Party’ and it knows how to play songs from everyone performing at the music festival.
Festivalgoers can send request to Stanley by tweeting their song request to @stanleypiano, which will be filtered and queued by a custom moderation tool.
A pre-made MIDI file is loaded and sent to Stanley’s hardware controller, allowing it to play the requested song.
The person who requested the song will be notified on Twitter automatically when their song is next to be played.
According to David Mikula, creative director of the project, he said that Stanley’s repertoire of music is only limited to the indie artists performing at the festival, however, “it grows with every tweet”.
Stanley will be performing live and taking song requests at the Capitol Hill Block Party from 20 – 22 July.
If you aren’t at the music festival, you can watch a live stream of your song online.
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[via Stanley Piano]