An animatronic and sonic computation immersive environment - 2007 to 2011


The Birdmachine is an animatronic and sonic computation immersive environment, which immerses audiences into the environs of a strange bird-like creature. Each bird creature chatters and has it’s own unique avian movements. This multi-layered and intriguing installation work is a place to explore, to imagine and listen to what the future might be like.

Supported by TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, HQ and Brisbane Festival- ‘Under the Radar’. Thanks to Brunel University, Dr Kjell Peterson, Dr David Plans, Dr Gretchen Schiller, Prof. Stelarc, The SCOPE program (Australia), my family, Alice Osborne, CSSD, The Little Angel Theatre (London), The Puppetry Centre Trust (London) and TrinityLaban (London), Brisbane Festival and HQ.

Performance Technologist / Animatronic Designer and Maker – Ivan Thorley

Sonic Arts Developer / Composer – Federico Reuben