Let's get physical: MR-808 Sonic Robots (Installation)
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12:00 - 19:00
Compagnietheater (C2 Entrance) | Kloveniersburgwal 50, Amsterdam
MR-808 interactive is a drum robot installation featuring an oversized robotic drum machine, which can be programmed live by the spectators!
The audience can program the drum robot in a collaborative process and listen to the resutling sound. At the exhibition site, the crowd can stand in front of the robot, composing music in real time.
The drum robot installation MR-808 Interactive is intended for a collaborative music creation process, which turns the listener from a passive spectator to an active player, visualising the bond of mobile digital interfaces and physical actions.
The installation was developed by the collective Sonic Robots under the direction of Moritz Simon Geist. The drum robot has so far been presented at various events, from techno club nights to media and hacking congresses. The robot installation is a replica of the famous 1980s electronic drum machine TR-808 with robots playing the drum sounds. For the installation eleven sounds from the 80s drum computer TR-808 are replaced by mechanical actuators and physical tone-makers.