SolidNoise is a robotic music ensemble that explores new techniques to make music by triggering a variety of motors to produce sound by physically striking, shaking, tapping or blowing on different physical objects, including the architecture of the space itself.
The ensemble was created using custom hardware and software to enable controlling motors using the MIDI standard.
SolidNoise was originally presented in the ATLAS Black Box theater for an evening of original compositions created for the ensemble. The ensemble also performed at the 2016 Guthman Musical Instrument competition.
SolidNoise: Tools for Making Musical Robots, demo CHI 2016
SolidNoise: Making Musical Robots, CHI 2016
Guthman New Musical Instrument Competition 2016, 2017