Thursday, July 3 • 14:00 - 15:11
Rasper: a Mechatronic Noise-Intoner

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Rasper: a Mechatronic Noise-Intoner
Mo Zareei, Ajay Kapur, Dale A. Carnegie
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand School of Music, , Victoria University of Wellington, School of Engineering and Computer Science

Long Paper

Over the past few decades, there has been an increasing number of musical instruments and works of sound art that incorporate robotics and mechatronics. This paper proposes a new approach in classification of such works and focuses on those whose ideological roots can be sought in Luigi Russolo’s noise-intoners (intonarumori). It presents a discussion on works in which mechatronics is used to investigate new––and traditionally perceived as “extra-musical”––sonic territories, and introduces Rasper: a new mechatronic noise-intoner that features an electromechanical apparatus to create noise physically, while regulating it rhythmically and timbrally.


Ajay Kapur

Associate Dean of Research and Development in Digital Arts, California Institute of the Arts
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Mo H. Zareei

PhD Candidate, Victoria University of Wellington
Mo H. Zareei is a sound artist and music technology researcher. Using custom-built software and hardware, his experiments with sound covers a wide range from electronic compositions to mechatronic sound-sculptures and installations. Striving to turn the harsh, unwanted, and unnoticeable... Read More →

Thursday July 3, 2014 14:00 - 15:11
New Academic Building: LG02

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