THE GARDEN OF ROBOTIC UNKRAUT

Its like a garden. Its growing on its own. Its like genetically modified organisms we’re working with.

For years, musician, composer, inventor and engineer Chris Janka has been tirelessly building and tinkering with a mechanical MIDI orchestra. The result is six different robotic instruments, built from motors, relays, electromagnets and pneumatic components. The instruments are sound generators in their own right, aware of their mechanical origins and using them as inspiration for sound generation. If these are fed with MIDI files, new, undreamed-of worlds of sound emerge.

Orig. Title
THE GARDEN OF ROBOTIC UNKRAUT
Year
2022
Country
Austria
Duration
30 min
Category
Documentary
Orig. Language
german, english
Subtitles
english
Downloads
TGORU 01 (Image)
TGORU 02 (Image)
TGORU 03 (Image)
Credits
Director
Angela Christlieb
Music
Blueblut
Available Formats
DCP 2K flat (Distribution Copy)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
Dolby 5.1.
Frame Rate
24 fps
Color Format
colour, b/w
Festivals (Selection)
2022
Berlin - SoundWatch Musikfilmfestival
Hamburg - Unerhört! MusikFilmfestival