Tilly Automatic – 'Machines Within Machines'

Pianist Sarah Nicolls (aka Tilly Automatic) performs her piece ‘Machines Within Machines’ at the Futuure Of Sound conference. The piece uses a variety of motors paced within the body of the piano, as well as a bluetooth sensor embedded in her magic top hat to mix, distort and pan the sounds of the piano. Developed in collaboration with programmers Samer Abdallah, Kurt Jacobson, Andrew Robertson and Adam Stark, the piece is a hybrid of the acoustic and the digital. I provided the live feed to reveal her work inside the piano body and also interpret some of the more distressed effects.Filmed at Future Of Sound, Bexhill Dela Warr Pavillion, 22nd November 2008. www.futureofsound.orgCameras – Neringa Plange, Sam Meech, Adam Stark.┬áSound recording – Adam Stark.www.sarahnicolls.com

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