Megalo Chester - a wandering mechanical orchestra

On a cart I used to play on the street with my marching band, I installed a mechanism to play percussion via midi.
So this traveling busker band was born and together we will propose a repertoire of world music!

It is a project that required 3 years of work to bring it to completion, including mechatronics and robotics, to choose the best electromagnets, suitable boards, create the arms with a mechanism that was performing and make the songs.

Completed in June 2018, it was presented in world premiere at the Maker Faire in Trieste where we received the "special mention" award.

The shows we have built include the possibility of using it as a traveling marching band, or for musical performances or street performances.

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Saturday 13 October
From 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
B11 pav. 7
Sunday 14 October
From 10.00 am to 7.00 pm
B11 pav. 7
Megalo Chester - a wandering mechanical orchestra

Federico Bonollo

My name is Federico Bonollo, I was born in Jesolo in 1977 and I currently live in Cavallino-Treporti (Venice). I graduated in Accounting and I attended Sociology for a couple of years. I've been playing percussion for 20 years and I'm interested in the history of music and new technologies. Currently I am a mime, a living statue, a wader, I play percussion in two bands and I am a drum-circle facilitator. In my spare time I deal with civil rights and wikipedia.


Category Performance · Type Performance
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