Zach Lieberman’s ‘Play the World’ Piano

A Google event hosted in New York ‘Dev Art’ last month, saw developer Zack Lieberman’s world connect piano.

Zack’s passion behind radio, and the ability to be able to tune into a number of stations around the world at any time, lead to the build of this keyboard.

On pressing a single note, the computer will search all stations within a certain region for similar sounding frequencies being broadcasted live. Depending on where the region is, it will play through one of many speakers.

As he states in the video below, although the note can be distinguished, you will never get a particularly musical sound, but more “chaos”. There is a threshold to adjust how musical these sounds are, but he has set this low to hear voices and other odd sounds.