Back around 1996-1997, I created a computer model of an upright piano (based on a Yamaha U1) that could be rendered "playing" any MIDI file. My friends and I made a short animated film to demonstrate it. Given the current YouTube craze, I figured why not post it on the Internet, even though it's ten years old...

Butterflies in the Rain

Another page maintained by my friend Steve May who worked on the film: Steve May\'s BITR project page

If you like this type of animation, check out the Animusic DVDs created by Wayne Lytle. They are fascinating and appeal to all ages.

It was one of Wayne's early films, More Bells and Whistles , that inspired me to do the animated piano.