Robotic Percussions

Patrick Flanagan wrote me an email about his robotic percussions project, Jazari, named after the Engineering genius of the Islamic world in the Middle Ages. With two Wiimotes and their MotionPlus extensions, he is making music with three robotized instruments: a djembe, a bongo and some hand percussions.

But it’s not just about solenoids and motors. Patrick has brought a whole knowledge of algorithms and music theory that enables him to actually improvise and build a stunningly expressive music.