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Music – Nathan Villicaña-Shaw

Category: Music

Music compositions and/or performances

Computer Music

Computer Music is a mechatronic ensemble of floppy disk drives (FDD), hard disk drives (HDD), stepper motors, and Compact Disk Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) drives which are controlled by a MacBook Pro through four Arduino microcontrollers. The pitched FDDs and CDROMs are amplified using single-coil guitar pickups. The HDD spindles continuously spin creating a source of…

Compositions

I compose music for both human and mechatronic performers in varied musical disciplines including but not limited to; rock, alternative rock, punk, classical, post-tonal, rocktronica, EDM, soundscape, ambient, drone, jazz, and experimental. Compositions for Robots This section presents a small sampling of compositions that have been written primarily for mechatronic performers. Beetles Beetles is a seven…