automated instruments

Inspired by the works of Nancarrow, this series of studies explores the compositional affordances of electro-mechanical instruments, such as their abilities to stretch perceptual boundaries in music and to entangle human creativity with digital and machine processes. The works, using robotic marimba and disklavier, map an electronic and computational approach onto acoustic instruments, conjoining the historically divergent, yet intertwined relationships between electronics and the physicalities of acoustic instruments.