The Gamelatron :: An Ableton Controlled Robotic Orchestra | Dubspot Blog

Not only is the idea fucking badass, the name is to be respected.

Modeled after traditional Balinese and Javanese gamelan orchestras, the GamelaTron is an amalgamation of traditional instruments with a suite of percussive sound makers. MIDI sequences control 117 robotic striking mechanisms that produce intricately woven and rhythmic sound. Performances follow an arc similar to classic Indonesian gatherings, where stories from great epics, such as the Ramayana, are told and settings given in words that are continued in music.

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Here is the main Gamelatron website.

A writeup in Gradient Magazine on the Gamelatron.