I met up with Dan Paluska (the other maker is Jeff Lieberman) – they have created the “ABSOLUT QUARTET”, an “automated multi-instrumental orchestral machine, a large-scale electromechanical sculpture consisting of three instruments and thousands of parts, working together to create one piece of music. The main timbre is a marimba played by balls shot from a robotic cannon. Other components include a series of wineglasses played by little robotic fingers and an array of robotic percussive instruments”. If you’re in NYC this is a must-see in person (186 Orchard st.).
Above – some photos and my video!
ABSOLUT MACHINES – Link.