Percussa micro super signal processor

The latest in a long tradition of transforming hand-drawn graphics into music (see, in particular, Iannis Xenakis and UPIC), we see a computer-vision-powered pen-and-paper music generator. Kovacs Balazs writes:

This is a manual sounddrawer. Doesn’t need any sensors, but a camera, paper, colored pens. Doesn’t need sensor glove or reactable as well.

What I love about this, though, is that the resulting sounds are utterly crazy, a big collision of notes and sound.

By the way, UPIC lives on here in a very advanced program descended from the original tool:
http://www.iannix.org/en/index.php

From credits: Magyar Eötvös Ösztöndíj Alapítvány, UCSB-MAT, CSALÁD

More:
http://soundsofpictures.blogspot.com/2012/01/17.html