Musebot News

August 2017

Arne Eigenfeldt‘s Moments: Polychromatic (formerly called Moments) will be presented as an installation at TIES in Toronto, Canada.

July 2017

Arne Eigenfeldt‘s Moments: Polychromatic (formerly called Moments) will be presented as an installation at xCoAx in Lisbon, Portugal.

An evening of musebots interacting with live performers will take place at the Gold Saucer in Vancouver, with musebots by Matthew Horrigan, Paul Paroczai, Yves Candau, and Arne Eigenfeldt. Featuring musicians Peggy Lee, Matthew Ariaratnam, Adrian Verdejo, Barbara Adler and video artist David Storen. Promo website here.

June 2017

The “Byron Bay Musebots” by Andrew Brown, Ollie Bown, Toby Gifford, and Arne Eigenfeldt were presented at the MuMe concert in Atlanta as a continuously running installation.

Arne Eigenfeldt‘s Moments: Monochromatic, for musebots and live performer, was also presented.

January 2017

An electroacoustic version of Arne Eigenfeldt‘s Moments was premiered at SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Art’s during the PUSH festival. All musebots control synthesis devices within Ableton Live, having learned about their timbres through pre-performance analysis.

December 2016

Andrew Brown, Ollie Bown, Toby Gifford, and Arne Eigenfeldt spent a week in Byron Bay working on musebot interaction, and negotiated endings. Here are our results.

Musebots performed at the Botmancipation, in Arne Eigenfeldt‘s Moments, for Disklavier and virtual piano.

November 2016

The musebots are part of Kadenze’s new course on Generative Art and Computational Creativity by Philippe Pasquier and SFU.

Musebots performed at the Vancouver Pro Musica’s Electroacoustic Music Festival in Arne Eigenfeldt‘s Moments, for two virtual pianos.

August 2016

A “Musebot Chill-out Session” installation was presented at SMC in Hamburg, Germany. Musebots created by Arne EigenfeldtMatthew HorriganPaul ParoczaiOliver BownBen CareyKıvanç TatarToby GiffordJeffrey Morris, and Si Waite were featured.

We now have Windows versions of Max musebots and conductors, thanks to Yves Candau. Available as Win32 and Win64.

July 2016

We now have a (hand-coded) description of every musebot in the Test Suite; see the Musebot menu, under Complete Musebot Listing.

A “Musebot Chill-out Session” installation was presented at NIME in Brisbane, Australia.  Musebots created by Arne Eigenfeldt, Matthew Horrigan, Paul Paroczai, Oliver Bown, Ben Carey, Kıvanç Tatar, Toby Gifford, and Jeffrey Morris were featured.

Making Musebots @ NIME: A Workshop” was presented at NIME, as an all-day workshop. Arne Eigenfeldt, Ben Carey, and Ollie Bown presented on the current state of musebots, and had folks making some of their own bots by the end of the day.

We now have new templates in SuperCollider, Python, more Max for Live musebots, as well as our first Conductor and musebots for Windows! Check out the new templates here.

We have moved the musebot repository to a WebDAV server (hello 1990s). We are now working on creating a more user-friendly interface .

MachineSongs:Moments, by Arne Eigenfeldt, was premiered at NIME. This generative work for two Disklaviers features a parameterBot that generates high-level structure, and two PianoBots that interpret this information by launching “miniBots” that interact and interpret this high-level information.

December 2015

A “Musebot Chill-out Session” installation was presented at the most recent Generative Art Conference/Festival in Venice, Italy. Musebots created by Arne Eigenfeldt, Matthew Horrigan, Paul Paroczai, Oliver Bown, Ben Carey, Kıvanç Tatar, Toby Gifford, and Jeffrey Morris were featured.

Seasons was also presented at Generative Art in Venice. The music for Seasons is generated entirely by musebots developed by Arne Eigenfeldt.

November 2015

Several musebot developers participated in the recent PROCJAM, creating some new bots and adapting older ones to the task of working with intention messages. Organized by Ollie Bown and Ben Carey, other participants included Kıvanç Tatar, Toby Gifford, and Arne Eigenfeldt. New bots available here via Dropbox.

September 2015

Seasons was presented as part of Hidden Pasts / Digital Futures festival at Simon Fraser University, celebrating its 50th anniversary. The music for Seasons is generated entirely by musebots developed by Arne Eigenfeldt.

MachineSongs was also presented as part of Hidden Pasts / Digital Futures festival at Simon Fraser University, celebrating its 50th anniversary. Musebots controlled the Notomoton (an 18 armed percussion robot), the ModulatroN (a 35 mallet marimba playing robot), and a Disklavier.

August 2015

A “Musebot Chill-out Session” installation was featured at the most recent ISEA Conference/Festival in Vancouver, Canada. Musebots created by Arne Eigenfeldt, Matthew Horrigan, Paul Paroczai, Oliver Bown, Ben Carey, and Jeffrey Morris were featured.

Musebots were featured within Arne Eigenfeldt‘s work, MachineSongs, for generative system and live performer, presented at ISEA. The work featured Vancouver improvising guitarist Daryl Jahnke, and musebots controlling the Notomoton (an 18 armed percussion robot), the ModulatroN (a 35 mallet marimba playing robot), and a Disklavier.

Musebots generate the music for Seasons, a generative work for video, music, and soundscape creation systems. Seasons was premiered at ISEA, and features a recombinant video system designed by Jim Bizzocchi, and soundscape system designed by Philippe Pasquier and Miles Thorogood, and Arne Eigenfeldt‘s musebots.

July 2015

The premiere of the “Musebot Chill-out Session” installation was featured at the International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC) in Park City, Utah. Musebots created by Arne Eigenfeldt, Matthew Horrigan, Paul Paroczai, Oliver Bown, Ben Carey, and Jeffrey Morris were featured.

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