Robot Theremin Orchestra in Austin, TX?

Posted: 3/13/2006 11:01:46 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

I just saw this link for a show tonight in Austin, TX featuring "The Robot Theremin Orchestra"

Any Austinites going to check it out? Is it a fancy band name, or actual robots playing theremins?

http://contentlove.livejournal.com/866744.html

Posted: 3/14/2006 7:58:01 AM
Jon B

From: Somerville, MA

Joined: 8/11/2005

This page (http://2006.sxsw.com/interactive/evening_events/) says that there will be [i]"robots and theremins (via The Robot Group)"[/i]. Hmmm...
Posted: 3/14/2006 8:32:29 AM
GordonC

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

...and this (http://www.robotgroup.net/) is their website, which says,

"The Robot Group was founded in the Spring of 1989 by a small group of Austin, TX artists and engineers who shared a common vision: utilizing technology to provide and explore new mediums for art."

And this page (http://www.robotgroup.net/index.cgi/LinuCon2005) demonstrates that they had both robots and a theremin at LinuCon 2005, but does not show robots playing theremins.

(Apparently they have had their dress-sense surgically removed!)

And they also have something called a therepings (http://www.robotgroup.net/index.cgi/FirstNight2005) which is "inspired by the theremin."

Double Hmm.
Posted: 3/15/2006 9:13:42 AM
DiggyDog

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

If we all listen closely we can probably hear Jason booking a flight to Texas online...

I know I would love to go.
Posted: 3/15/2006 8:29:51 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Don't I wish :) What a fabulous city... I will live there some day - for certain.
Posted: 3/16/2006 1:22:43 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

I finally found some video of the group here:

http://www.geekentertainment.tv/2006/03/14/sxsw06-the-robot-group/

Dig those blinkinlights :)
Posted: 3/16/2006 3:07:41 PM
omhoge

From: New York, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

Further proof that disco lights will never die.
Posted: 3/16/2006 11:13:35 PM
Vic

From: Colorado

Joined: 4/3/2005

Was this part of the SXSW (South by Southwest) music festival?

Sounds like big fun.

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