Steven Kemper and Troy Rogers

Expressive Machines is a band of sonic thrill seekers, composers who have turned to the creation of novel robotic musical instruments to achieve their musical vision. Founded in Charlottesville by Troy Rogers, Scott Barton, and Steven Kemper in 2007, the group and their mechanical string, wind, and percussion instruments have turned heads and opened ears at festivals and venues throughout North America and Europe. Exploring the expanded palette of sounds offered by these new devices, the group provides audiences with a sonic and visual experience unlike any other.

Music for AMI, CARI, and TAPI (2012)

Nonlethal string, wind, and percussion robots, native to Charlottesville, spread peace, light, and noisy good cheer.