Robotic Music of Pittsburgh

by Various Robots

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Skull Valley Blog:

The recordings on this disc are a small sampling of music in Pittsburgh, PA that has been performed by robots. None of the sounds that appear on the disc were created electronically, but rather, were played on physical instruments by robotic or mechatronic performers.


released October 1, 2010

1) Robotic Player Piano
Robotically modified Wurlitzer piano feeding back on itself.
Excerpt from composition "Spigot" by Richard Pell and Matthew Messner.

2) McBlare Robotic Bagpipes
By Ben Brown, Garth Zeglin, and Roger Dannenberg.
Composition: "Glasgow" by Roger Dannenberg.

3) Guitarbot
By League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots.
Composition: "Emergency Bot TV Theme" by Joshua Fried.

4) Jeremy Boyle w/ Robotic Guitar and Drums
MIDI controlled pneumatic guitar and drums, manual bass guitar, programmed electronics.
Composition: "Third Bracket" by Jeremy Boyle.


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