Fundraiser for MARIE, open music robots for touring musicians

Future STEIM residents the EAR Duo and EMMI (Expressive Machines Musical Instruments) are currently running a grassroots fundraising campaign to construct the next generation of music robots, nicknamed MARIE.

MARIE are a set of virtuosic and expressive music robots that are portable, reliable, user-friendly, and fit within the dimension/weight limits for international checked baggage. In other words, these are music robots for touring musicians.

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Documenting STEIM

STEIM has had an on-going problem that it has always neglected. DOCUMENTATION. For at least the last 25 years, every year STEIM has supported more than 100 projects, organized events…

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Research in position tracking: STEIM projects in the past

Local composer Yannis Kyriakides came to us with a project that required detecting position of multiple people in a room. Position tracking is a common problem often solved with video these days. Since we just released the new version of junXion with video tracking, we wanted to experiment with this along with other combination of sensors.

While I asked our hardware staff Byungjun to research about recent projects, I started talking to Nico Bes, STEIM’s current Studio Manager who was also the STEIM’s engineer in the 70’s, about some projects in the past.

Philippa Cullen: pressure sensitive dance floor (1972)

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