When: Saturday June 3
Performing Systems

Ashcan Orchestra
Etudes for Automata

Using simple Boolean networks, and electromechanically operated acoustic and amplified sound makers (mostly handbells and relays) the piece is built from the inherent musicallity in the patterns, and functions of computing on the most fundamental level.


The Ashcan Orchestra is simultaneously the audio/visual work of composer P. Spadine, a collection of toy, re-appropriated, and homemade instruments, and an revolving performance ensemble based in NYC since 2007. On stages and basements, indoors and out, it has been presenting new music and rituals in celebration and emulation of the physics and mathematics that bind the known universe.