They say the older the violin, the sweeter the music. The artist Fredrik Gran says the tubier the robot the more excellent the tunes. Here’s more from Fredrik Gran:
The ‘robot cellist’, a non-human entity at the intersection of performer and instrument, consists of two industrial robotic arms playing a cello. The composition explores the specific and unique playing techniques afforded by this system, underlines the idiomatic potential of the robot cellist and investigates its anthropomorphic characteristics and their scenographic implications. The robot cellist has developed individual playing style and techniques along with a reflexive compositional perspective.
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