In 2017, the Interactive Orchestra, an iteration of the Global Orchestra in partnership with Accenture Interactive, took to the stage at the Sydney Opera House as part of the Adobe Symposium. What made this particular performance special? Baxter and smartphones. In this video, Charlie Chan and Justin Baird, two of the founders and trustees of the Global Orchestra, discuss the genesis of the project and how a marimba-playing robot and light from the audience's phones combined to create a truly collaborative musical experience in one of the most famous architectural landmarks in the world.
Baxter & the interactive orchestra
Baxter, a rescue robot, plays the marimba. In this video, Global Orchestra founders and trustees give an extended introduction to the Interactive Orchestra, of which Baxter is an integral part, ahead of his debut performance at the Sydney Opera House in 2017 as part of the Adobe Symposium.