Inspired by Aleksander Vinter (also known as "Savant") and his MIDI drawings — his "Bird in the Rain," for example — YouTube star Andrew Huang has created music from an image of a unicorn. And it doesn't sound half-bad.
Last week, Huang shared a tutorial of what he was planning to do, and how he hoped to do it. In short, he edits a drawing of a unicorn down to some basic lines, prints it on to a transparency sheet, then places that sheet over over his laptop screen and traces the image with MIDI notes (see his explanation in the following video):
After adjusting pieces of the image to make more musical sense, the final result is a decent-sounding 22-second piece — you might call it a 'MIDIcorn'!