Most of us have probably felt sorry for people working at supermarket that they have to listen to the same barcode scanner beep all through the day. One nasty, electronic beep sound regardless of what is being scanned. When scanning a code the sound that confirms than the scan was successful is necessary, but does it have to sound so bad?
We have built a system that translate the figures from barcodes to values for musical control. Barcodes contain information like country of origin and these pieces of information control rhythms, tonally, musical density, melodic scale etc.