The AI adopted in the system, which is now under development, can identify a dancer's movement in real time by analyzing signals from four types of sensors attached to a dancer's body. This system has an original database that links melody and movements, and, with this database, the AI on the system creates suitable melody data (MIDI) from the dancer's movements instantly. The system then sends the MIDI data to a Yamaha Disklavier™ player piano, and it is translated into music.
To convert dance movements into musical expression, the Yamaha Disklavier™ is indispensable because it can reproduce a rich range of sounds with extreme accuracy through very slight changes in piano touch. Moreover, we use a special Disklavier in the concert which was configured based on Yamaha flagship model CFX concert grand piano to express fully and completely the performance of the talented dancer Moriyama.