Percussa micro super signal processor

Cezanne never gets attention like this. Yes, a musician and “computer engineer” (take note: even in 2007, using computers can make stuff way more science-y) has somehow made Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper” into a musical score. You have to see loaves of bread and arbitrary points on the Apostle’s bodies as notes. And you have to draw your own staff over top of it to make it work. Oh, and read the whole thing backwards. (Something this far removed from the painting HAS to be a conspiracy. News flash: master painter Leonardo had a painstaking sense of mathematical proportion. Draw five equally-spaced lines on top of his painting, connect the dots so they line up with triadic harmony, and you, too, can find hidden “codes.”)

Leonardo painting has coded ‘soundtrack’: Musician interpreted symbolic Christian theology as musical clues

I have to admit, the result in itself is kind of cool and amazing, a weird form of composition involving extracting music from paintings, like seeing rabbits in clouds or Jesus in toast or watching static on your TV until you see the exact molecular composition of Gatorade. It doesn’t seem to have anything to do with Da Vinci, poor guy. (Wonder why no one is interested with all the ingenious stuff he did that was out in the open?) But it is nothing if not interesting.

Wait until you see how I’ve turned “Nude Descending a Staircase” into Sgt. Pepper.