D.O.R.T.H.E. – Creating music from thoughts written in the form of words and sentences

Created by Lasse Munk and Søren Andreasen, D.O.R.T.H.E. is a system of re-cycled components and a max/msp patch that creates music from thoughts written in the form of words and sentences. The system is built to control a number of mechanical machines build almost entirely out of $300 worth scrap electronics sourced from a junkyard.

Using the typewriter as the main input, D.O.R.T.H.E. reuses words by analysing them. It uses varied algorithms to for example map number of letters in a word to a pitch in music, but also identity things like emotional states like joy, distress, happiness, discomfort and fear in text.

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