Musical Automatons

Godfried-Willem Raes has invented a large assortment of automated instruments. His compositions include such works as “GeroSire” (for gesture controlled siren-robot and a nude player), and “TransiTrance” (for robot orchestra and nude performers), and his instruments include such fascinations as Klung (an automated anklung), Autosax (duh, an automated saxophone), So (an automated sousaphone), and Vox Humanola (an automated barrel organ). Apparently, his inventions are MIDI controllable, which opens up a number of possibilities. Imagine composing a score in a program like Sibelius or Finale, and having a real instrument play it back!

Check out Automatons by Godfried-Willem Raes

via Hack A Day

Posted: September 9th, 2005
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