EnsembleBot videos

Here is a selection of videos of the EnsembleBot. As the project is not even remotely finished, most of the videos are just intermediate tests and experiments. Many more videos will be recorded and uploaded when the project is nearing its completion.

Note: As you can see, the latest video is from mid-2017. Because all work is currently focused on building and completing the PipeMare project, there’s not much incentive to compose for and record the existing partial EnsembleBot. But as soon as PipeMare is completed, the videos will be plenty.

Rolling Thunder

A partial EnembleBot plays Henry Fillmore’s Rolling Thunder:

Bombasto March

This is a (not quite succesful) arrangement of Orion R. Farrar’s Bombasto March. However, it does indicate that the EnsembleBot is born to play circus music.

BWV 565 FugUE

First full scale test of the PipeDream61 pipe organ, though not yet properly tuned/voiced. The organ plays the fugue from Bach’s famous Toccata und Fuge in d-Moll (BWV 565).

Cantina Band

2016 (?):
This is an (audio only) early test of a partial EnembleBot. This is one of the only recordings of the now defunct PipeDream24 test organ in action.

JesuS bleibet meine Freude

The first musical test of the glockenspiel, playing Bach’s Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, BWV 147).

Daisy Bell

The very first musical test of the first EnsembleBot instrument, the tubular bells. This tune (Daisy Bell or A Bicycle Built for Two), was the demo piece of the first real speech synthesizer at Bell Labs in 1961, a performance that had an important echo in the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. So we found it only fitting to make EnsmbleBot play this tune as its first sounds.

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