Carmina Machina (2016)
Robotic performance with handstand acrobat. The performance is an ongoing experiment that develops with each performance including new robotic music machinery and humanoid prosthetics.
2016: Mørke Dage Post Event @ TAPE in Aarhus
2016: Rendevouz' Symposium
2016: Music Hall, Aarhus
Performer: Maria Schmedes Enevoldsen.
The motors on the robotics are amplified with various types of microphones and played back from speakers attached on the robot. The powerful LEDs attached on movable parts exaggerate the movements and cast light and shadows around the dark surroundings. The scenography is explored during the performance and here we meet other musical elements that the robot and performer can interact with.
The short video om the right shows a selfbuilt, light controlled noise synthesizer, that the robot "plays" on. A mechanical glockenspiel is also heard together with sounds from the robot itself.