Time Auscultations

Electronic tape with robot choreography

Duration: 9 min.


Time Auscultations was written for a collaboration with robot choreographer Margo Apostolos of Los Angeles. "Auscultations" is the act of listening to internal organs, in this case the "organs" or internal motors and joints of the robot used to "dance" this piece. These mechanical sounds were digitally recorded, and the computer modifications of these sounds formed the basis for the music. This work also uses timbres based on Indonesian gamelan instruments and a tuning system which is "just" or based on the harmonic series found in the acoustics of natural sounds.

Recorded on The Terrain of Possibilities (EMF) .