Kurt Coble Brings PAM Band to Hilltop

On Thursday, April 20, and Friday, April 21, Hackley welcomed Kurt Coble and the PAM (Partially Artificial Musicians) Band to the Hilltop.

Kurt shared with us his amazing robotic instruments in action. “The focus of my work the last couple of years has been using these remote control instruments in the realm of people with disabilities,” Kurt noted. “By using various interfaces, a person with [a disability] could also control one of these instruments, allowing them to participate in the music-making experience in a meaningful way.”

Students from across the divisions visited the Chapel for a presentation by Kurt and then had an opportunity to interact directly with the instruments. 

Thank you to Kurt for visiting us on the Hilltop. We learned so much about his robotic instruments for disabled and differently abled individuals!