A percussionist and composer whose practice combines traditional and extended techniques with physical modification of the the drum kit. Recent modifications have included the invention and application of motorised percussive mechanisms, namely SARPS (Semi Automated Robotic Percussion System) and it’s latest development. The design of new instruments is an integral part of Avenaim’s improvisatory and compositional processes in providing access to a greater vocabulary of sounds as well as expanding the role of percussion in experimental and contemporary classical musics. His kinetic sound installations have been featured at numerous galleries and festivals around the world.
Robbie will be premiering a new composition written specifically for this event for solo percussion and robotics devices.