What BigBeatrixJunior is built as a matrix of 12 self-powered speakers mounted on a white panel with visualizations superimposed on top with a projector. the ensemble is composed of players performing solos or accompaniment. the accompaniment parts will be simple rhythms composed of limited voices that together fuse into a parsimonious yet complex interlocking rhythm. appropriate accompaniment is determined based on other accompaniments. soloists perform highly syncopated rhythms that cut across this foundation. soloists are also be able to change tempo, change rhythms, and crescendo with agreed on patterns. finally, sensor input will control tempo and allow the introduction of parts and voices.
Which Art installation and paper.
Why To study the nature of drum ensemble coordination and improv.
Who Jonathan Bachrach
When C4 NOV 2002
Where MIT AI Lab
And cobeat and beatrix