Instead of getting individuals to sing soothing opera songs, the Blob Opera makes 4 multi-colored blobs (sure, blobs!) Sing like the pros. You can drag them up and down, back and forth to change the pitch or vowels and create your own festive music.
This interactive opera is an experimental mission by David Li in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture. It basically helps you create and document festive music from scratch to share with the world. Additionally, you may be able to choose from a number of pre-installed songs to have the lovable blobs sing in sync with each other.
How does it work?
Now these colorful creatures are powered by a machine studying mannequin. Google developed this AI-powered mannequin based primarily on 16 hours of singing by 4 skilled opera singers – Christian Joel (tenor), Frederick Tong (bass), Joanne Gamble (mezzo-soprano) and Olivia Doutney (soprano).
So the mannequin uses the data it has received from the singers to get the blobs to contact the appropriate notes and create the appropriate sounds to deliver joyful festive music.
Aside from the machine mannequin studies that powers the singing of the blobs, there may be another that makes them sing together. So if you drag a blob to make it sing, the others will help create a melody that matches your pitch and vowel tone in real time.
So, if you are someone who loves festive songs, Blob Opera may be a great way to create your own custom songs. The results can range from unique to essentially humorous, as you may be able to manipulate the pitch and sounds in any way you need. You can try out my music from here and create your own from here.