Kota ProtoLab:Rapid Prototyping


Feb 13 & 272016




Kota Rapid Prototyping: Procedural Music with a Cultural Seed by Pulitzer Arts Foundation

Musician Phil Hayes debuted an original composition of procedural music inspired by the Kota guardian figures, applying music theory and data-driven analysis to examine the creativity and range of the original artists. As different features and decorations of the sculptures were assigned to trigger corresponding sounds, each Kota generated a musical composition that expressed both its individuality and its relationship to a larger group. The resulting music was played throughout the galleries at a special evening event, highlighting similarities and differences among the sculptures through sound.