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Flood Gallery announced on Facebook: On Saturday, January 23 we are hosting an event you won’t see anywhere else: a robotic orchestra, the Gamelatron!
Modeled after tradiational Balinese and Javanese gamelan orchestras, the Gamelatron is an amalgamation of traditional instruments with a suite of percussive sound makers. MIDI sequences control 117 robotic striking mechanisms that produce intricately woven and rhythmic sound. Performances follow an arc similar to classic Indonesian gatherings, where stories from great epics, such as the Ramayana, are told and settings given in words that are continued in music.
The Gamelatron is the world’s first and only fully robotic gamelan orchestra presented by The League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR) and the composer Zemi17: A. Taylor Kuffner.
On January 23rd from 1pm - 5pm the Gamelatron will create a temporary temple space for reflection and mediation at The FLOOD Gallery with compositions pre-composed by Zemi17: A Taylor Kuffner.
Following the installation at 6PM there will be a short reception featuring an improvisational concert on the Gamelatron by Zemi17.
Flood Gallery & Fine Arts Center at the Phil Mechanic Studios is located at 109 Roberts St.
Donations are gratefully accepted and please visit the other studios in the building as well.