Happy Piano Day everyone,
To celebrate it Ólafur Arnalds & Halldór Eldjárn have revived their interactive piano installation, STRATUS, that they premiered on Piano Day 2018.
The aim of the installation is to bring together creativity and technology, the composer and the listener, the individual and the world.
STRATUS consists of two semi-generative, self-playing pianos connected to a website where users can influence the piece of music being played, specially written by Ólafur for Piano Day 2020. Through a 24 hour live stream on the website piano aficionados from all over the world can watch their collaboration come to life.
The notes available are predetermined by Ólafur but it is up to the users how often and when they are played. The websites uses a demographic voting system to decide what is played next making the experience fully interactive.
To see what the creators are up to, visit these links:
In collaboration with Spitfire Audio, Stratus is now available as a VST. More info here:
Spitfire Audio Stratus