music for robots. 2001-2010
performance. (work in progress)
This show was created with the idea of going deeper into the musical background of ANE´s (automatic noise ensemble) machinery, mixing it by the first time with human interpreters, in order to obtain a result midway between sound sculpture and electroacoustic music. The first outline of this idea was conducted aboard the Naumon, La Fura dels Baus ship`s, as part of a tour sponsored by the Telefonica Foundation, consisted in four robots musicians (guitar, cello, bass and percussion, and related control computer) on one side, and a set consisting of analog synthesizers and modified talking toys, manipulated by the author. This configuration performed the intro to SUB, the latter one work of La Fura represented Naumon aboard in a performance of about twenty minutes.
The intention is to expand this concept and to further deepen the sound possibilities of such a group. There is an ongoing collaboration with Basilio Martí, pianist, composer and robot musicians expert, since having participated in its development. Also, is currently under design a robot drummer and a new computer system that will record sequences and shooting them accurately, enabling effective interaction with the human musician.