Massachusetts
Profile Type: Cultural Nonprofit
Cultural Nonprofit
ENSEMBLE ROBOT

Ensemble Robot began in 2003 as an organization of artists, engineers, programmers, and musicians, working to: (1) design, construct, and program an orchestra of robotic musical instruments and dancers, (2) commission music compositions and dance choreography for this ensemble, and (3) design, organize, execute, and promote performances for robotic instruments in collaboration with human musicians and dancers. The primary goal of the was the creation of new, visually and sonically attractive, robotic instruments and music. The original Ensemble Robot included Ramon Castillo, Andy Cavatorta, Chyle Crossley, Giles Hall, Leila Madrone, Erik Nugent, Laurel Pardue, Christine Southworth, William Tremblay, Po Chun Wang, and Evan Ziporyn.

The original members of Ensemble Robot have gone in a variety of individual directions, pursuing their own artistic visions that - in large and small ways - build on the collective Ensemble Robot project..

Today, Ensemble Robot and Airplane Ears Music have transformed into a broader arts organization and boutique music publisher, helping composers, performers, installation artists, and ensembles realize their artistic aspirations through commissions, subsidization, production, tour organization, recordings, and general advocacy. We currently support ongoing projects by Gamelan Galak Tika, Gamelan Elektrika, Ambient Orchestra, Christine Southworth & Evan Ziporyn’s In My Mind and In My Car, Kai Apapa, and Arachnodrone

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I Have Worked With

  • October 2018

    Flynn Center Performing Arts presents Blackstar: Evan Ziporyn's Ambient Orchestra and cello soloist Maya Beiser perform David Bowie’s final masterpiece, Blackstar, featuring musicians from Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

  • October 2017

    The ICA and MIT presented a centennial celebration of composer Lou Harrison. MIT’s Gamelan Galak Tika joined forces with violinist Johnny Gandelsman and pianist Sarah Cahill to present a program of Harrison’s groundbreaking works for gamelan and western instruments, performed on instruments built by the composer himself. 

  • March 2017

    Gamelan Galak Tika concert

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Contact Information

First Name: 
Christine
Job Title/Position: 
President / Artistic Director
Physical Address: 
65 TURNING MILL ROAD
Lexington, MA 02420
Last Name: 
Southworth
Phone: 
617-905-6804

About

Profile Type: 
Cultural Nonprofit
Primary Discipline: 
Multi-Disciplinary
Additional Disciplines: 
Humanities - Cultural Heritage
Media - General
Media - Animation
Media - Audio / Sound
Media - Cyberart
Media - Digital
Media - Film
Multi-Disciplinary
Music - General
Music - Chamber
Music - Composition
Music - Electronica
Music - Ethnic / World
Music - Jazz
Music - New
Music - Orchestral
Music - Solo / Recital
Music - Traditional
Visual/Crafts - Experimental
Year Founded: 
2003
Populations Served: 
Adults
Businesses
Elders
Families
General Public
Immigrant Populations
Incarcerated (or Formerly Incarcerated) Individuals
LGBTQ Populations
Native American Tribes
Nonprofits
People with Disabilities
School Groups
Teens
Veteran/Active Duty Military Personnel
Youth-At-Risk
Institution/Business Type: 
Arts Service Organizations
Activities and Services: 
Artist Representation / Artist Management
Arts for Social Change / Creative Activism
Audio or Video Recording
Creation of a Work of Art (Including Commissions)
Exhibitions
Film Showings
Performance / Concert / Reading
Public Art Projects (In Free, Public Spaces)
Workshops / Demonstrations / Master Class
Events Per Year: 
20
Seasons Active: 
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter
Geographic Reach: 
Town / City
County
Multi-County Region
State
Multi-State Region
National
International

Affiliations and Accomplishments

Awards: 
LEF Foundation grants – 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
MAP Fund - 2017

I am a Touring Artist

Technical Requirements: 
sound system / amplification
Fee Range Minimum: 
$500
Fee Range Maximum: 
$50,000
State of Residence: 
Massachusetts
Minimum Number of Performers: 
1
Maximum Number of Performers: 
50