SuperConductor directed an original piece titled
SuperPiece, composed by Brett Taylor — one of the students
on the SuperConductor team.
This non-humanoid conducting robot is a square board
with four LED lights. The conductor's baton lies in the center
of the board. The baton rotates clockwise around the face of
the board. The LEDs light up as the baton passes a metallic
fabric across their circuits in order, temporarily completing
each of those electric circuits.
A four-armed contraption rotates independent of the LED
lights behind the conductor's face. As the arms rotate, the
LEDs move closer to and then farther away from the center of
the board. All the movements correspond to the tempo
changes and dynamics of the music.
The students involved in the Conducting Robots course
truly orchestrated three original builds, all accomplishing the
task at hand. It is amazing how students from different
disciplines can come together to innovate. Truly music
to the future’s ears.
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