Kuffner, creator of the Gamelatron (robotic asian instrument), put together the meditative installation Gamelatron Bunga Kota for the Clocktower Gallery in NYC.
The Gamelatron Project by A. Taylor Kuffner, draws on the thousand-year-old sonic tradition of Indonesia, Gamelan, and the emerging field of robotics to create magical, viscerally-powerful, site-specific performances and temporary and permanent installations.
Kuffner’s newest installation is The Gamelatron Bunga Kota (City Flower), a set of 30 Bronze gongs and 6 cymbals from Bali retrofitted with mechanical mallets mounted as an immersive experiential sound installation scaling the walls in full surround sound of a vacant retail space in the heart of Time Square. The Gamelatron Bunga Kota will play continuously night and day, performing as an “auditory” clock and can be triggered by the audience to robotically playback a selection 9 original compositions ranging from 3 to 19 minutes in length.
To hear one of the “modes” created by Kuffner for his Gamelatron installation at the Clocktower Gallery in 2012 click HERE.
The Gamelatron Bunga Kota (Flower of the City)
June 6 – July 26, 2013
785 Eighth Ave., between 47th and 48th Streets
Exhibition is open Tuesdays to Fridays, 2:00 to 8:00 pm