Squarepusher Rocks with Bots

17:23 minutes

Electronic musician Squarepusher (a.k.a. Tom Jenkinson) has been writing music for computers, synths, and sequencers for two decades. But his new EP, Music for Robots, marks the first time he’s collaborated with a robot band. Squarepusher talks about writing music for a 78-fingered guitarist, a 22-armed drummer, and a laser-shooting keyboardist.

Hear an extended version of SciFri’s interview with Squarepusher, and watch a music video, below:

Segment Guests

Tom Jenkinson

Tom Jenkinson is a musician and composer of “Music for Robots” (Warp, 2014) based in Chelmsford, England.

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About Annie Minoff

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