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Chimères Orchestra

Robotic insects drummers in public space. An echo of human activites in primitive rhythms.

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Our cities are made up of materials, surfaces and textures which vibrate and produce possibilities for aesthetic and musical intervention. What would happen if we could play these surfaces and hear their shapes and sounds? What if across our cities musical robots played upon these surfaces, turning the city into a live automatic orchestra ?

Shaped like insects, Chimères Orchestra is a robotic sound installation, which is attached to metallic structures around the city. As a group, these robotic instruments form a tribe or family, and when organised together play rhythms using their spidery arms. Their sounds resonate through space, calling to passers-by, disrupting their rhythm and walk; they invite us to hit, play and explore the physicality of our urban surfaces.

Started by Jérôme Abel in 2011 and developped by Reso-nance numérique collective since 2014.

Technics: Pure Data, Arduino, UDOO/RaspberryPi/Linux, MOSfets, door lock car motors, mechanical arms, cnc routeur

With : Olivier Broquet (electronics), Aymeric Alandry (designer), Nicolas Buclin (instrument maker)

Coproduction : Transcultures, Conseil général de l’Oise, Science Gallery, CNC/DICREAM, Zinc

Thanks to : Zinc, Pacabot, Fablab Centrale Marseille, Jonathan Dalphin, Labomedia, Emmanuel Rodrigues, La « Caserne », Emmanuel Mehois, François Abel


Exhibitions

Printemps de Bourges
Printemps de BourgesCarré d’Auron, Bourges 2017-04-18 > 2017-04-23

ChroniquesKiosque, Marseille 2017-01-29 > 2017-02-12

GamerzGalerie Seconde Nature, Aix-en-Provence 2016-11-04 > 2016-11-13

Smart CityThéâtre Liberté, Toulon 2016-01-29 > 2016-01-31

Machines
MachinesFriche Belle de Mai, Marseille 2015-11-21 > 2015-11-22

Programmer pour ne pas être programmé
Programmer pour ne pas être programméEspace Mendès France, Poitiers 2015-05-27 > 2015-05-30

ShadokStrasbourg 2015-04-10 > 2015-04-11

Orléanoïde #3
Orléanoïde #3Place du Général de Gaulle, Orléans 2015-01-30 > 2015-02-15

CMMR 2013Théâtre des Bernardines, Marseille 2013-10-15 > 2013-10-16

Hack the cityScience Gallery, Dublin, Ireland 2012-06-22 > 2012-09-08

Journées du patrimoinePéniche de la Cité des Bateliers de Longueil-Annel 2011-09-17 > 2011-09-18

ArchistSt Marcel, Marseille 2011-04-30