How would you like to be a guest soloist for the Occupy Mars Band?
We are looking for guest soloists for the Occupy Mars Band.
Occupy Mars Band Auditions 2016
The Original Occupy Mars Band in Concert in Long Beach, California
The Kids Talk Radio Sound Effects Orchestra has been touring libraries and science centers and they intergrate STEM and STEAM into their performances. This is a great way to integrate science and music.
The Occupy Mars Learning Adventures: A Science, Engineering & Robotics Visual Jazz Opera for Kids
Educator, composer, and software designer Bob Barboza has written a new visual jazz opera called “The Occupy Mars Learning Adventures". Barboza and his engineers, scientists and educator musicians, include robots, storytellers, and musicians in each of their performances. All the work is themed around science, technology, engineering, mathematics, visual and performing arts, computer languages, and foreign languages. Each planet has a unique series of time signatures. Performances feature humanoid and other robots, who tell the story of modern day astronauts traveling to all the planets in our solar system. The lead robot is NAO 2092, assisted by robots that follow his commands to monitor the space ship on a journey that ends on Pluto. The mix of technology, music and story draws children into a thrilling new world of space science and robotics.
The group is scheduled to perform at science centers, schools, universities, music stores, and public libraries throughout southern California. For a calendar and additional information, contact:
Left to right: Stone Houston, Michael Morera, Ronnie Ciago, Bob Barboza, Jon Hartmann, Lauren Boisdore, and Walter Martinez
Who wants to play music and sound effects behind STEM and STEAM++ stories for our visual radio station in Los Angeles?
NAO in the year 2059 controls space craft in jazz opera.
Occupy Mars Band with the Kids Talk Radio Sound Effects Orchestra
The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Join The Kids Talk Radio Sound Effects Orchestra
Our Workshops Include Electronic Music and Robots
Walter and Bob are getting robots ready for the concert.
The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra getting ready before the concert.
Kids Talk Radio Robot Concert Long Beach, California
Conductors Susan Pascale and Bob Barboza talk about concert
The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra
Occupy Mars Concert Robots
Robots and electronic musical sound effects instruments.
Jon Hartmann plays the sounds of Mars.
Bob Barboza creates the sound effects for traveling to the planet Mars.
Ronnie Ciago creates the sounds for Occupy Mars sound track.
Michael Morera creates the scary sound of outer space.
Youth orechestra plays theme from Star Wars.
Kids Talk Radio Sound Effects Orchestra Playing Theme from Occupy Mars
Lauren and Bob play the sounds of deep space.
Kids have fun with robots at Occupy Mars performance at the Long Beach Public Library.
Our tour gets kids excited about science, technology, engineering, visual and performing arts and the mathematics and wonder of robots
Bob Barboza has a robot called Nao playing the lead roll in the STEM musical Occupy the Nine Planets. This is a scene from the first movement Occupy Mars.
The Kids Talk Radio tour goes to schools, libraries, museums and city parks.
Nao the robot has little helpers in the musical Occupy the Nine Planets
The new children's robot musical Occupy the Nine Planets is going to be a big hit with kids in elementary school that need to get excited about studying science.
Bob Barboza creates the unique sounds of deep dark space travel with his unique collection of Tree Works chimes and Roland Handsonic percussion devices.
Kids Talk Radio is making it possible for classical and jazz musician to combine their talents to tell science stories about space travel with robots.
We are so lucky to work with some of the top students in Southern California.
Keeping music alive in the schools was the wish of my partner Ingrid Pastorius. We are inspiring new generations of kids with our science based visual jazz operas. We dedicate this project to her memory.
Warren Hagerty cello solo Occupy Mars Concert
Bob Barboza, Lauren Boisdore and Walter Martinez promoting our robotic's program to educators, business leaders, city leaders and the Consul General of Cape Verde.
Robot kits used in the production of "Occupy Nine Planets."
Walter Martinez plays chimes to create the sounds of deep, deep space on the six month trip to the planet Mars.
Some of the same kids from the park tour came to the concert in the libary. Long Beach parents commented that this a great chance to check out books and give their kids a good summer science lesson while attending a concert.
Bob Barboza has a passion for keeping classical music and jazz alive with very young children. The Occupy Nine Planets concert and traveling exhibition is a good way of exposing very young children to music. This is a photo of part of the Los Angeles Children's Orchestra based in Pasdena, California under the direction of Susan Pascale. Our goal is to bring the classical and jazz players to the same production.
The Occupy Nine Planets Concert Series
The first movement in our concert is titled "Occupy Mars" introduction played by Walter Martinez on accustic chimes.
Walter Martinez and Bob Barboza have been traveling all summer promoting robotics to young children. They are geeting ready for the Kids Talk Radio Traveling Exhibition. These events are scheduled for schools, libraries and museums in the Southern California area.
Composer/writer Bob Barboza is seen here with Walter Martinez playing the sound effects parts for "Occupy Mars" the first in a series of orginal composition written in odd time signatures for classical and jazz orchestra. Bob studied composition at Los Angeles City College and studied the odd time signatures of the late Don Ellis.