Popular Posts On Synthtopia From 15th December – 21st December

We’ve been posting a lot lately – here’s a quick digest of the top posts from the last week, in case you missed them: NSFW: Controversial Avant Garde Electronic Music: Blow Job 4 Posted on Friday, December 19th, 2008 in Music Videos – Comments: (10)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWhMG5Hjj6k This is a new version of Wojciech Kosma’s Blow Job, which… Read More Popular Posts On Synthtopia From 15th December – 21st December

Beautiful Electroacoustic Music Installation

Three Pieces is a composition for plants, yangqin, bamboo robot and robotic chimes. The electroacoustic music installation is designed as a collaboration between robots, traditional instruments, and living things, housed in Victorian Palm House of the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. A traditional Chinese dulcimer is played by a robot with many bamboo fingers while the surrounding… Read More Beautiful Electroacoustic Music Installation


Roboclarinet is a robotic clarinet player, designed by a team from UNSW and NICTA, that has won first prize at an international orchestra competition. The robot, which performed The Flight of the Bumblebee and Bolero in the final, beat a Dutch developed guitar-picking robot and a Finnish piano-playing machine. Staged in Athens, the goal of… Read More Roboclarinet

Roland Olbeter’s Electro-Pneumatic Instruments

Set designer and robot artist Roland Olbeter has created a series of electro-pneumatic sound machines capable of performing entire string quartets. The first commissioned composition for the robotic instruments was Elena Kats-Chernin‘s Fast Blue Air, which takes advantage of the range of noises created by the pneumatics. via WFMU

Honda’s ASIMO Robot To “Conduct” The Detroit Symphony Orchestra

This is a little off-topic, interesting just the same: Honda’s ASIMO humanoid robot will be “conducting” the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) at a concert performance with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma at 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 13. Honda hopes ASIMO’s appearance will draw attention to the DSO’s youth music programs, and particularly DSO’s effort to encourage… Read More Honda’s ASIMO Robot To “Conduct” The Detroit Symphony Orchestra