Vibrations Prototype
performance, 2021

WRO Art Center and Werkleitz Festival 2021 / June 18, 8:00 PM

The performance generates sine waves with physical robotic instruments. A generative composition algorithm (AI) creates contemplative spatial soundscapes based on patterns derived from compositions of minimal music like that of Terry Riley or John Adam. Controlled by a complex distributed robotic actuator system, the multifaceted sound ranges from spherical, sombre chords to glassy, highly concise melodies. This installation aims to create a new organic and mechanical form of sound: robotic electronic music.

Due to a global chip shortage, the performance is currently a work in progress and will be presented as such.

Moritz Simon Geist (DE)

Moritz Simon Geist is a performer, musicologist, and robotics engineer. His main focus is to invent the future of electronic music – with robots! His projects range from robotic music performances to robotic sound installations. His robotic instruments and performances have been shown in many European festivals and exhibitions. He has also been awarded numerous international awards. From 2015-2020 Moritz taught the progression of technology and society at the NYU Berlin, Clives Davis Institute. Moritz lives and works in Dresden, Germany, where his workshop-studio is located.

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