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  lpd 012: Automaton 2

recording & mastering: Kristof Lauwers & Nikita Chudjakov

<Trump>, <Vox Humanola>, <Hurdy>, <Bourdonola>, <Flex>, <Tubi>, <Belly>, <Puff>
programmed by Godfried-Willem Raes, Kristof Lauwers, Moniek Darge, Kris De Baerdemacker and Sebastian Bradt.

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Godfried-Wilem Raes' musical automatons

Building musical robots has been an ongoing activity in the Logos Labs since the very beginning in the late sixties. It is a logical outflow of our investigations into the development of new tools for musical expression. A mere consequence of the laboratory research into experimental instrument building. The automatons documented individually on this CD, the second one documenting individual automatons,are all pure acoustical: drums, organpipes, metal tubing, strings, bells, wood´┐Ż However, these sound sources are exclusively activated by electromechanical means. Controll happens through our own GMT software. Since space available in the booklet with the CD is extremely limited, we could not document each robot in detail, and thus we decided to couple this CD to this fixed link on our website.

muziekautomaten van Godfried-Willem Raes

Het ontwerpen en bouwen van muzikale robots in het unieke atelier van Stichting Logos is een logisch uitvloeisel van haar experimenteel wetenschappelijke inzet voor de ontwikkeling van eigentijdse werktuigen voor muzikale expressie. Het volgt als het ware logisch uit de hedendaagse instrumentenbouw zelf. De op deze CD gedokumenteerde automaten zijn zuiver akoestisch: snaren, klokken, fluiten, buizen, hout.... alleen de bespeling ervan gebeurt integraal langs elektromechanische weg en wordt gestuurd vanuit speciaal daarvoor bij Logos ontwikkelde software. Omdat het zo goed als onmogelijk is op de bijsluiter van de CD elke automaat in detail te beschrijven, is deze CD, de tweede in de reeks die individuele automaten dokumenteert, gekoppeld aan deze vaste link op de logos website.

This album is the second one devoted to musical robots build by one of the worlds most outstanding experimental instrument builders, Godfried-Willem Raes (b. 1952). More information on him can be found at:
Since the booklet with the CD does not allow a complete documentation on the instruments documented on this CD, nor on the recorded pieces, this page gives full details connected to the CD.
Instrument details can be found by clicking on the pictures or the name of of the instruments. Composition details, by clicking on the titles of the compositions. The MP3 let you listen to a small representative sample of each track on the CD.

<Tubi> "T-Birth" Sebastian Bradt 4'44" fragment - 1.304 kB
<Flex> Flexing Godfried-Willem Raes 5'39" fragment - 760 kB
<Puff> "Ko Birds" Sebastian Bradt 1'46"
869 kB
<Vibi> Moonflower Barbara Buchowiec 4'44" fragment - 884 kB
<Player Piano> Toccata Barbara Buchowiec 6'11" fragment - 1.793 kB
<Bourdonola> "After morning Phil" Moniek Darge 7'08" fragment - 658 kB
<Autosax> "SPHK" Kristof Lauwers 5'04" fragment - 1.033 kB
<Belly> "Bellies" Godfried-Willem Raes 8'00"" fragment - 1.007 kB
<Piperola> "Fuzzy Harmony # 8" Godfried-Willem Raes 0'59" 463 kB
<So> "So What" Godfried-Willem Raes 2'09" 1.016 kB
<Thunderwood> "Thunderwood" Kristof Lauwers 4'38" 2.179 kB
<Vox Humanola> Studie #14 Kris De Baerdemacker
2'40" 1.212 kB


All compositions were written either as sequences or in the authors own <GMT> composition language.

(*) <gmt> GMT is a programming environment written by Godfried-Willem Raes specially for real time algorithmic composition. It behaves as a superset of Basic and uses Power Basic's super fast and efficient Basic compiler (PBWin compiler). Real time audio processing, complete real time midi support, granular synthesis as well as treatment of musical syntax and musical pattern recognition are amongst the most striking capabilities of the system. People interested should check the appropriate links on the Logos Website. ( The complete package is public domain and is available in zipped form from the site. Supported platforms are: Windows98, Windows Millennium, Windows XT and all Windows NT versions including Windows 2000 and later.


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last update: 2009-08-03