Drum Circle

Available on the Agents Against Agency DVD by EcoSono:

Program Note

Drum Circle features Expressive Machines Musical Instruments‘ robotic instruments MADI and CADI playing a diverse percussion ensemble that includes beer bottles, woodblocks, metal bowls and traditional drums. The robots depart from their familiar, man made surroundings and venture into the woods of Virginia. Drum Circle blurs the lines between nature and machine integrating unpredictable physical systems, computer listening and algorithmic responses. Over the course of the work, musical ideas are stated, absorbed, re-interpreted and stated again to create a cyclic yet developing story.

Drum Circle was co-written by Scott Barton and Troy Rogers of Expressive Machines Musical Instruments.


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