A city doesn't always sound great: car horns blare, people shout. But a new project from artist Marc De Pape makes music out of the noise.
"The Chime" is a wind-chime-shaped mass of sensors that pick up on the environment: if the sensors detecting something approaching, the device tinkles with xylophone notes; if something is moving away, it swells with the sound of strings; and the music all shifts key based on the temperature. The result is a changing, ambient soundtrack for a city. De Pape explains the project like this:
You can check more videos of the project over at De Pape's site. It's much nicer to hear than people talking on their phones.