Bhatik (2009)

With Curtis Bahn (Esitar/Edilruba), and the MahaDeviBot

The MahaDeviBot is Ajay Kapur’s 12-armed mechanical percussion instrument. A live improvisation, in which I influence my generative software system, Kinetic Engine, during the performance, by turning agents on and off. This forces them active agents to continually realign and reorganise themselves. Kinetic Engine is an intelligent multi-agent virtual percussion ensemble which, in this case, triggers the MahaDeviBot. No rhythms are preprogrammed: all are the result of the agents interacting in realtime.