The Gamelatron (2009) - The League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots (LEMUR) and Zemi17

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The Gamelatron at Galapagos Art Space from Zemi17 on Vimeo.


Modeled after traditional Balinese and Javanese gamelan orchestras, the GamelaTron is an amalgamation of traditional instruments with a suite of percussive sound makers. MIDI sequences control 117 robotic striking mechanisms that produce intricately woven and rhythmic sound. Performances follow an arc similar to classic Indonesian gatherings, where stories from great epics, such as the Ramayana, are told and settings given in words that are continued in music.

-- FROM THE PROJECT SITE