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Programmable modular pipe and reed organs

  • Bourdonola (automated pipeorgan, flue pipes, bass)
  • Harma (an automated reed organ. 2000/2005)
  • Harmo (a large automated reed organ. 2009/2010)
  • Melauton (an automated melodica, under construction)
  • Piperola (automated pipeorgan, flue pipes, soprano)
  • Vox humanola (automated pipeorgan, vox humana, 1995-2005)
  • Trump (automated organ trumpet, 1999-2004)
  • Puff (quartertone puff-organ, 2004-2010)
  • Ake (automated accordion, 2003-2008)
  • Qt (quartertone organ, 2005-2007)
  • Krum (automated pipeorgan, reed pipes, 2005-2006)
  • Bako (automated bass accordion, 2006-2007)
  • Bomi (automated pipeorgan, closed wood pipes, 2010)
  • Klaks (under construction)

Slagwerk - automated percussion

  • Klung (automated brass angklung, 1998 - 2006)
  • Rotomoton (five automated rototoms, 2000 - 2007)
  • Springers (automated siren, shakers and springs, 2000)
  • ThunderWood (automated 'nature' noises, 2000/2010)
  • Troms (automated drums, 2000 / 2004)
  • Vibi (automated vibraphone)
  • Belly (automated carillon, 2001-2006)
  • Flex (automated singing saws)
  • Tubi (automated quartertone tubophone, 3 octaves, 2004)
  • Llor (twelve large automated stainless steel shell-bells, 2005)
  • Vacca (48 automated cow bells, 2005)
  • Casta uno 1(15 castanets, integrated in Vox Humanola)
  • Casta due (16 castanets, 2007)
  • Vitello (36 automated cow bells, 2006)
  • Psch (12 small thundersheet noise generators, 2006)
  • Snar (an automated snare drum, 2006)
  • Xy (an automated quartertone xylophone, 2007)
  • Simba (a cymbal playing robot, 2007)
  • HAT (a hit anything robot, 2009)
  • Temblo (an automated set of 12 chinese temple blocks, 2013)
  • Rodo (an automated set of clamped brass rods, 2014)
  • Snar_2 (an improved automated snare drum, 2014)

Stringed Instruments

  • Player piano (piano vorsetzer #1, 1994)
  • PP2 (piano vorsetzer #2, now with pedal, 2005)
  • Hurdy (2 stringed automated bass hurdy gurdy, 2004/2007)
  • Aeio (aeolian cello, 2007-2014)
  • Spiro (automated spinet, 2011)
  • Ribby (ribbon-string instrument, 2012, under construction)
  • Synchrochord (synchronously driven monochord, 2011-2014)
  • Zi (automated 38 string Qanun zither, 2014)

Wind Instruments (Monophonic)

  • Autosax (an automated saxophone, 1989 - 2009)
  • So (tuba playing robot, 2003-2007)
  • Bono (automated valve trombone, 2007-2010)
  • Heli (automated helicon, 2007-2008)
  • Korn (automated cornet, 2008-2010)
  • Ob (automated oboe, 2008-2010)
  • Fa (automated bassoon, 2009-2011)
  • Klar (automated klarinet, 2012)
  • Horny (automated horn, 2013)
  • Asa (automated alto saxophone, 2013)

Others

  • Bell tryptych (sound sculpture, 1970-1972)
  • Sirene (interactive sound sculpture, 1986)
  • Dripper (dripping automat, 2002 - 2005)
  • Raspa (automated precision ratchet, 2004 - 2014) under construction
  • Sire (24 sirens, 2005)
  • Toypi (automated chromatic 35 note toy piano, 2008)
  • PolyMetronome (an automated polyrhythmic conductor, 1994/2012)
  • Whisper (automated set of cavity resonators, 2013)
  • Rumo (automated intonarumori, 2014)

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