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Tuesday, June 5 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Demo 2.07

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MechDrum™ and SDRdrum™ Sonic Pair Demonstration
by Robert Van Rooyen & Andrew Schloss

“sonicpair #n” is a series of duos involving robotic percussion.  “sonicpair #1” is for viola and radiodrum-controlled robotic percussion. This new piece, "sonicpair #2” is unique in that  the robotic player is a "mirror" of the human percussionist. Using a new 3D capacitive sensor called the SDRdrum, the full range of the percussionist's gestures are exactly mimicked by the MechDrum, including gestures above the surface. This mirroring creates a unique visual and auditory experience that is different from all other percussive interfaces because the robotic percussion is not “waiting” for a noteon to be detected; rather it is continuously following all the gestures of the percussionist.

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Robert Van Rooyen

Ph.D. Candidate, University of Victoria|Victoria|British Columbia|Canada
As an experienced multidisciplinary engineer and musician, I am keenly interested in robotics that can render "human like" performances. Exploring the nuances and translating them to stochastic multidimensional motion control that can render comparable performances is of particular... Read More →
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Andrew Schloss

Professor of Music, University of Victoria

Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm EDT
Moss Arts Center - Orchestra Lobby

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