Play an algorithmic robotic percussion ensemble via a re-purposed piano – no musical knowledge required! An interactive robotic drum-machine is housed in a re-purposed upright piano. The top of the piano holds percussion instruments played by robotic drumsticks. You control the drumsticks via knobs and sliders on the keyboard. The rhythms are generated by the newly developed XronoMorph software hidden inside the piano.
Andrew Milne, John Taylor, Dr Chris Stanton, from the Marcs Institute of Brain & Behaviour at Western Sydney University