Networked_Music_Review

Live Stage: Mobile Music Instruments & Environments [us NYC]

icmc.jpg urMus – Mobile Music Instruments and Environments with Georg Essl :: June 6, 2010; 3:30 – 8:30 p.m. :: Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, 596 Broadway, Suite 602 New York, New York.

How do music information retrieval (MIR), music performance, and music composition overlap? What tools are being developed in MIR research that may have interesting uses in creating new music? How might the needs and practices of composers and performers inform MIR work? How can we support better collaboration and cross-visibility between MIR researchers and the computer music community? These are some questions that we believe are worth exploring in a dedicated workshop at ICMC.

This will be a tutorial of urMus for iPhones and iPod Touches. The goal of the tutorial is to introduce instrument building and music performance on mobile smart phones and lead the participants through the process of building their own using urMus as the environment. urMus is designed to allow multiple levels of entry. It offers a graphical patching interface that can be used to design musical interactions without any direct programming, but it also offers a rich programming language API in the Lua programming language. Lua is a simple multi-paradigmatic language that should be easy to learn for anybody who has mastered another programming language. The tutorial will be accessible for both performers who want to start building interactive systems quickly as well as for instrument designers who want to develop delicate interactions. The workshop will be using iPhone and iPod touches. Participants are welcome to use their own, but we will be providing sufficient devices for all participants.

First 2 hours: Introduction to the urMus mapping environment, urSound and FlowBoxes, multirate signal flow, semantic connections, live-patching, functionality decoupling and urMus interface examples. This part will be accessible for participants who are familiar with digital sound synthesis environments such as pd, Max/MSP, CSound, RTCMix, ChucK, or Nyquist and is intended to be broadly accessible. This will be joint with the long track.

Second 2 hours: Programming urMus in Lua. Introduction to Lua, urMus layouting API, urMus flowbox API, programmatic layouting practice, event handling, 2D drawing engine, vis versus dac, towards fully integrated art and music artifacts. This track requires the participant to have a MacBook and XCode/iPhone SDK installed and is intended for audience with programming experience, though the entry level will be moderate. Participants of the short track are welcome to stay on and observe.

Instructor: Georg Essl is currently Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Music at the University of Michigan. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Princeton University working with Perry Cook and has since then taught and worked at the University of Florida, the MIT Media Lab Europe in Dublin, Ireland and Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, TU-Berlin. For the last 5 years he has shamelessly abused mobile phones into noise making machines that transcend the annoyance of ring tones! Physical models and other sound synthesis methods such as the noise-heavy circle maps help in this endeavor.

More Information and How to Enroll: http://icmc-workshop-urmus.eventbrite.com


May 9, 2010
Trackback URL

Leave a comment

Interviews

Current interview:
Robin Meier, Ali Momeni and the sound of insects

Previous Interviews:

Tags


livestage music sound performance calls + opps installation audio/visual radio festival instrument networked audio interactive experimental electronic workshop video participatory writings event mobile exhibition concert live collaboration electroacoustic environment nature reblog distributed soundscape field recording net_music_weekly improvisation software history locative media space public noise recording immersion voice acoustic sonification lecture generative conference body tool sound sculpture net art art + science VJ/DJ light diy remix site-specific perception mapping film visualization listening laptop algorithmic multimedia city urban data wearable architecture open source game virtual biotechnology sound walk spatialization webcast hacktivism robotic image score platform electromagnetic new media cinema ecology found news composer telematic interface streaming residency interviews/other sensor dance circuit bending synesthesia physical political notation intervention object controller broadcasts conversation narrative second life responsive mashup place technology ambient social network symposium motion tracking hybrid intermedia augmented spoken word livecoding text phonography auralization acousmatic upgrade! gesture opera aesthetics mixed reality resource theory processing 8bit orchestra nmr_commission wireless device toy wireless network theater web 2.0 presentation community surveillance p2p 3D copyright soundtrack research podcast sample feedback psychogeography social chance interdisciplinary tactile recycle interview language systems code emergence presence cassette privacy free/libre software media play chiptune newsletter place-specific archives avatar education haptics activist surround sound audio tour glitch hardware tactical identity bioart asynchronous business tv tangible composition animation jazz transmission arts apps tag e-literature collective microsound relational synchronous Artificial Intelligence conductor convergence reuse simulation ubiquitous synthesizers im/material
3D 8bit acousmatic acoustic activist aesthetics algorithmic ambient animation apps architecture archives art + science Artificial Intelligence asynchronous audio audio/visual audio tour augmented auralization avatar bioart biotechnology body broadcasts business calls + opps cassette chance chiptune cinema circuit bending city code collaboration collective community composer composition concert conductor conference controller convergence conversation copyright dance data distributed diy e-literature ecology education electroacoustic electromagnetic electronic emergence environment event exhibition experimental feedback festival field recording film found free/libre software game generative gesture glitch hacktivism haptics hardware history hybrid identity im/material image immersion improvisation installation instrument interactive interdisciplinary interface intermedia intervention interview interviews/other jazz language laptop lecture light listening live livecoding livestage locative media mapping mashup media microsound mixed reality mobile motion tracking multimedia music narrative nature net art networked net_music_weekly new media news newsletter nmr_commission noise notation object open source opera orchestra p2p participatory perception performance phonography physical place place-specific platform play podcast political presence presentation privacy processing psychogeography public radio reblog recording recycle relational remix research residency resource responsive reuse robotic sample score second life sensor simulation site-specific social social network software sonification sound soundscape sound sculpture soundtrack sound walk space spatialization spoken word streaming surround sound surveillance symposium synchronous synesthesia synthesizers systems tactical tactile tag tangible technology telematic text theater theory tool toy transmission arts tv ubiquitous upgrade! urban video virtual visualization VJ/DJ voice wearable web 2.0 webcast wireless device wireless network workshop writings

Archives

2017

Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2016

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2015

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2014

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2013

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2012

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2011

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2010

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2009

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2008

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2007

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2006

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2005

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul
Jun | May | Apr | Mar | Feb | Jan

2004

Dec | Nov | Oct | Sep | Aug | Jul

What is this?

Networked_Music_Review (NMR) is a research blog that focuses on emerging networked musical explorations.

Read more...

NMR Commissions

NMR commissioned the following artists to create new sound art works. More...
More NMR Commissions

Net_Music_Weekly

"Two Trains" by Data-Driven DJ aka Brian Foo

Two Trains: Sonification of Income Inequality on the NYC Subway by Data-Driven DJ aka Brian Foo: The goal of this song is to emulate a ride on the New York City Subway's 2 Train ... Read more
Previous N_M_Weeklies

Bloggers

Guest Bloggers:

F.Y.I.

Feed2Mobile
Massachusetts Cultural Council
networked_performance
Networked: a (networked_book) about (networked_art)
New American Radio
New Radio and Performing Arts, Inc.
New York State Council on the Arts, a State agency
New York State Music Fund
Turbulence
Upgrade! Boston

Turbulence Works