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Wednesday, June 6 • 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Music Piece 9.7

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robotcowboy
by Dan Wilcox

robotcowboy is a wearable computing platform to explore new types of man-machine music & artistic performance. Embedded computing, custom software, and audio electronics are utilized to build portable, self contained systems which both embed and embody the computation on the performer. This cyborg approach is both empowering and compromising as new sonic capability & movement are offset by the need for electrical energy: elements of tension between human and system. robotcowboy shows are always live and contain aspects of improvisation, feedback with the audience, and an inherent capability of failure, i.e. the “live” in live performance.     robotcowboy's first incarnation, "Cabled Madness", melded rock with realtime algorithmic composition tools into a dynamic live show. The second incarnation, "Onward to Mars" followed the story of the first human on Mars with spacesuit as portable music machine. This updated third incarnation explores themes of trajectories, radiation, and space travel. The future is bright, do you have room to wiggle?

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Dan Wilcox

Researcher & Software Developer, ZKM | Hertz-Lab
Artist Engineer Musician Performer (Astronaut) | new media & arts engineering, experimental computer rock, technically complicated projects for noisy/primal displays


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