Robotic Reyong

Year: 

2009

Designers: 

Tyler Yamin, Ajay Kapur
The Robotic Reyong is a mechatronically augmented traditional Balinese reyong.
Robotic Reyong is an instrument that uses an array of solenoids to play a reyong, a traditional Balinese gamelan instrument composed of inverted metal pots. The reyong is set up beneath a metal frame, upon which short-travel push solenoids are attached. The push solenoids are capable of very fast operation, allowing for experimental and extended composition techniques, including the use of sustained tones. The Robotic Reyong has performed alongside a traditional Balinese gamelan ensemble.