Bitcoin has had many applications in the past few years, spanning from online payments to the usages of its distributed public ledger or blockchain. Interestingly enough, a project co-commissioned by Laboratoria ArtScience Space and Lykke AG in Moscow made use of bitcoin price action to create music.
According to its website, the installation tracks real-time market activity changes related to bitcoin price action and litecoin. “The robotic system of the artwork is directed by a computer algorithm: influenced by dynamic changes of data, the installation sounds like a complex sound instrument,” it explained.
Listen and view the installation here.
Sounds from Bitcoin Price Action
From a technical standpoint, the installation consists of two poles of two meters tall. Each stand has five diagonal strings which correspond to 5 currencies: the US dollar, Chinese yuan, Euro, Canadian dollar and Russian ruble.
These strings are pulled on special automatic tuners moved by stepper motors directed by computer algorithm. Each motor features high precision of movement, which allows very precise tuning of string even with quite insignificant changes of parameters. With that, the constantly changing bitcoin price action against major world currencies is influencing the strain of strings in installation and the