This took us a very long time to do.
For the Ableton-minded who are curious, we achieved this by setting each different style as a level of velocity for our midi track, then set the velocity to random.
Here’s another little video that shows off our third instrument, a music box, a bit better.
When I got to Burning Man, I packed all my good cameras and microphones to capture some video and audio of the sculpture playing the music that Juan and I had created.
Unfortunately, when I arrived, my set would not load on the sculpture!
I sat and waited as the team kept trying to pull it up, only to have it crash the sculpture every time.
After all that, I went home defeated and disappointed that nobody had heard our work.
But then, somebody linked me to the following youtube video:
Apparently, there was a point at which our set played- and some random person just so happened to have taken a video and put it online.
GOD BLESS YOU, INTERNET!
I am looking forward to trying to get better documentation of our work the next time the sculpture runs, in a more local setting.
Juan and I are also planning on making more sets for Syzygryd, as well as other music.
Speaking of music- I have a hugely awesome thing to share with you on Monday.
Be sure to check back then!