swedish composer builds two-armed robotic cellist
Swedish Composer Fredrik Gran has constructed an impressively dexterous robotic that may play two musical devices on the similar time. Dubbed ‘Cello concerto No 1’, the newly unveiled undertaking presents a non-human entity on the intersection of performer and instrument, consisting of two industrial robotic arms. The artistic endeavor is Commissioned by modern musical ensemble KammarensembleN and Sponsored by the Swedish Arts Council and KUKA Robotics.
all photos courtesy of Fredrik Gran
behaving identical to a human musician
This agile robotic is designed to play two bowed musical devices, just like the cello and the double bass, concurrently. The commercial creature behaves like a human — one arm takes care of the frets and the opposite attracts the bow throughout the strings. It additionally rosins and tightens the bow earlier than enjoying, and may even play alongside a human on the similar time.
‘The composition explores the particular and distinctive enjoying strategies afforded by this technique, underlines the idiomatic potential of the robotic cellist, and investigates its anthropomorphic traits and their scenographic implications. The robotic cellist has developed particular person enjoying type and strategies together with a reflexive compositional perspective.’ Fredrik Gran explains.
title: Cello Concerto No. 1
designer: Fredrik Gran
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might 23, 2022