Christine Southworth, through her work with robots and automated music systems as co-founder and Director of Ensemble Robot, is making groundbreaking music based on the interaction between technology and creativity. Compared to Thurston Moore (Boston Phoenix) and Laurie Anderson (Boston Globe), Southworth is introducing a brand new genre of music to Boston, born out of the areas complex community of scientists and artists. She composes for Western ensembles, Balinese gamelan, and mixed ensembles of gamelan, western instruments, electronics, and robots, and performs with Ensemble Robot, Gamelan Galak Tika, and with her Gender Wayang partner Evan Ziporyn. Her compositions have been performed throughout the US, Europe, and Bali by Ensemble Robot, Gamelan Galak Tika, and the Calder Quartet. Her debut recording, "Zap!" features members of the Bang on a Can All-Stars and has been named "Pick of the Week" by WNYC's prestigious Soundcheck.
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