Machine Yearning by PLOrk (the Princeton Laptop Orchestra): with special guest THE ROBOT
Robot programming by Ryan Luke Johns, and Charlie Avis (*14), and live projection mapping by Gene Kogan in collaboration with Ryan Johns. Project initiated by Axel Kilian and Jeffrey Snyder
Listen in speakers or headphones -- most of the sound is bass!
This collaboration came about through Axel Kilian, a Professor in the Architecture department, who acquired an industrial robot for his department and was dreaming up interesting artistic projects in which to use it. A collaboration with PLOrk sounded like a great idea, so we went to work putting it together. Most of the sounds you hear are produced by the electromagnetic fields generated by the motors of the robot as it moves – we worked out the software to be able to program the robot to play specific pitches. PLOrk members amplify and alter these audio signals and add our own sounds to the texture. Thanks so much to everyone involved for their hard work on putting this together!
Jeff Snyder - director
Cenk Ergun - assistant director