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This Artist Turns Classical Paintings Into Haunting Ambient Tracks


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Classical painting is making a comeback, and this time it’s not just in the form of art memes. Yiannis Kranidiotis, an artist and physicist from Athens, has developed a way to turn paintings into beautiful soundscapes. In order to convert images to sound, he breaks down paintings in thousands of  cubic particles, which he then associates with sound frequencies based on the warmth and intensity of the tone. The warmer tones correspond to high frequencies that go up to 800 Hz, while the cooler tones dip to low frequencies, around 50 Hz.  We wonder how Kazimir Malevich’s “Black Square” would sound… because we’re currently just linking it to Einstürzende Neubauten lyrics.

(via Gizmodo)