For the past months I’ve been working on an exhibition called Korridoren for Sandvikens Konsthall. It’s about goats, virtual reality and immersive landscapes. Made by me and Björn Bengtsson together with Kirke Meng, Bob Nimbe and captain Stefan Lindquist.
The opening is on December 9th and it will be on display until January 14th.
The robot played two long laid back sets at Internetdagarna, while people mingled in the internet evening. The robot remixed a bunch of my songs live by typing on a Commodore 64 and adding reverbs and delays with a Kaoss Pad. Meanwhile me and Jacob sat on a table next to it and talked about what we should do.
There was something quite surreal about seeing hundreds of people listening to a robot transforming your music into the unknown cosmos…
So, we recorded it and here’s three hours of it. Mind the gaps between songs, that’s for the robot to load the next song.
I’m doing ASCII graffiti and a robot live show with Jacob Remin at Internetdagarna next week. Unlike the rave set at Algorave last week, the robot will play more low-key cocktail dub electronica ambient something. And the ASCII graffiti will be painted on canvas, which you might be able to get if you’re lucky.
Me and Jacob Remin continue to work more on our multi-facetted Robot Music project. For now, it’s focused on getting a robot arm to perform/remix music live, by typing on a Commodore 64. But the future plans are big, huge and unbelievable. At the moment we have two performances lined up, the first being the Algomech festival in November.
Two Commodore 64s play music. One is operated by a human, the other by a robotic arm. The robot makes melodies, modulates sounds and rhythms, and re-arranges songs on its own, occasionally conducted by a human. The robot also uses other hardware. Meanwhile, the first C64 is operated by a human who has nothing prepared, and who has to make all the sounds and arrangement on the fly.
I made another ASCII graffiti experiment a few days ago at Röda Sten in Göteborg. More photos over here.