What if a page of a literature novel can be used as the source to create some sort of electronic music? Here you have Book Sound machine.
It all started with a simple question: what if a page of literature can be used as the source to create some sort of dance music?
Wouldn’t be great to have dance music 100% created using pages from Hemingway, J. D. Salinger or Jack Kerouac?
In that case, what kind of mapping could be used to translate words, paragraphs, punctuation and even text mood into electronic dance music?
For this project several parts had to be combined. From the hardware side, a camera or scanner, a computer and a custom structure. From the software side, at least Optical Character Recognition software to recognize the text, mapping and text manipulation routines, libraries to create multi-track sound files and this was just the beginning.
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