Using music to underscore the articulation of speech is nothing new but this piano accompaniment to Sarah Palin’s speech pattern is nicely done.
The articulation used in music often mimics that of speech, but rarely so explicitly as in this installation.
The installation robot tends to repeat itself, so is perhaps particularly suited to mimicking the speech of presidential candidates, who are, understandably, keen to hammer certain scripted points home. Here is a wonderful compilation of “synchronised debating“.
Sometimes politicians and other actors forget their lines and then struggle to work out what the scene is all about. Prompt!