Luca Yupanqui is about to release an album that she will certainly have no memory of having recorded. His parents, musicians Elizabeth Hart and Iván Diaz Mathé, used the biosonic MIDDAY to transform his in-utero movements into audio. Sacred Bones Records, which also includes David Lynch and John Carpenter on its artist roster, will be released The sounds of the unborn child in April.
Hart and Mathé captured MIDI data with a sonication device, which measures electrodermal activity, or electrical activity on the skin. They then sent the information to Mathé’s synths and used it to create Sounds of the unborn child.
The couple recorded Luca’s movements for five one-hour sessions, according to MusicTech. While they were processing and editing the results, they didn’t want to tinker too much with the original data in order to allow “Luca’s message to exist in its raw form”.
A music video offers a preview of what to expect. While this sounds like a compelling soundscape experience, you probably shouldn’t expect the album to climb to the top of the Billboard charts.
Biosonic MIDI technology isn’t really new, however. A few months ago, a semi-viral video showed a pink oyster mushroom playing on a modular synth and doing a pretty decent job.