BliK is an interactive installation and networked musical composition method based on collaborative "Web 2.0" principles. The composer / participant types directives / keywords — referencing one of the LEMUR ModBots — into a blog post to create a musical score. The LEMUR ModBots are a set of single-function percussive bots that work as a percussion ensemble. They reside at LEMURplex in Brooklyn, New York. Some are scrapers, some are shakers, some strike different surfaces. They each have their own name, for instance, "bucket" and "shake." By typing "bucket shake shake shake," into a blog post, the user causes both bots to improvise algorithmically, with the shake being 3 times more present in the section than the bucket. The user controls the tempo by typing keywords such as "fast", "slow", and "medium".
with funds from the New York State Music Fund, established by the New York State Attorney General at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors