Making music from image files (and vice-versa) has been a project of noise and glitch artists for years, but it frequently yields a sort of cacophonous-yet-satisfying chaos. This is not the case with a picture of a Lisa Frank-status unicorn converted into a MIDI art composition by YouTube star Andrew Huang, which he posted over the long weekend. Looking at the array of notes Huang captures on his computer screen in the video below, the eye expects a smashed-together clusterfuck of piano keys. But it’s not! As magical as the mythical creature from which he draws inspiration, Huang has somehow constructed a pleasing, 22-second string of chords.
After a lot of “experimentation and sheer force of will,” YouTuber and musician Andrew Huang was able to compose a melody using MIDI in the shape of a unicorn head mask. MIDI, which stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, is “an industry standard music technology protocol that connects products from many different companies including digital musical instruments, computers, tablets and smartphones,” according to the product’s website.
Andrew Huang is a YouTube personality with over 600,000 subscribers. He is from Ottawa but currently resides in Toronto with his wife, according to CBS. Tape Op reports that Huang got his start in music while he was studying at college. Unable to find a part-time job to supplement his education, Andrew Huang began to auction off his songwriting skills on eBay.
He soon launched a YouTube channel to share music videos for the songs he created on Songs To Wear Pants To, his website where users could commission songs from him. His career took off with when he added branded merch to sell along with the commissioned songs.
The magical music video which is going to break the video soon is here:
(Source: Creators Vice/Heavy)