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Saturday, May 7 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm
The Gamelatron, fusing the modern and the ancient

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Artist and composer Aaron Taylor Kuffner speaks about his Gamelatron Project, and how they merge the modern and the ancient. Gamelatrons are sound producing kinetic sculptures presented as site-specific installations, and stand alone art works. Gamelatrons adapt traditional bronze, brass and iron instruments from Indonesia's gamelan tradition with robotic mallets in wall-mounted and free-standing sculptures. The robots are connected to a network that transcribes digital compositions into an array of electrical pulsations that results in a ghostly musical automaton.

Gamelatrons create sanctuaries in public and private spaces. Kuffner views this body of the work as an offering to the observer.

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Aaron Taylor Kuffner's artwork takes the form of multi-year projects that require in depth research, collaboration with field experts and the development of specialized skills. Each project provides unique conceptual tools that further the evolution of consciousness through the experience of beauty and the sublime. Kuffner's work demands a multi-faceted approach to art. He is a noted musician and composer, a skilled metal sculptor, machinist... Read More →



Saturday May 7, 2016 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

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