robot music

ongoing research / installation / performance
materials: robots, music machines, algorithms and conversation
ongoing collaboration with goto80

“robot music” is an ongoing robotic research project between artists goto80 and jacob remin centered around automation, creation and loss of control.

the project was initiated in 2017 and has been shown in various forms at illutron (copenhagen), algomech festival (sheffield), internet dagarna (stockholm), pukkelpop festival (hasselt) and MIRA (barcelona).

central to robot music, is robotic arms that play sound machines. while the robot performs, we sometimes do other things. like talking to people about robots being “creative” and “stealing our jobs”.

since 2023 infinite acid machine has been the main branch of the project. this branch consist of 3 robots: 1 on an ER-1 drum machine, 1 on a 303 bass synthesizer and 1 on a grid controller, applying live effects and new logics to the song structures. this constellation is now able to play acid techno forever and it is open for bookings (durational performances preferred).

infinite acid machine, installation shot from MIRA festival, photo by xarlene

the video above is a snippet of the robots / infinite acid machine playing at pukkelpop festival in 2023

installation shot at illutron

performance shot at algorave / algomech 2017, photo by james vanderhoven

created with kind support from rise interactive and illutron. thanks to jens nirme, dennis p paul and philip linde for some programming help!