MAY 6-7, 2017
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Have you ever wanted to make a Theremin or an EWI or a Kaossilator? Join Professor Michael Gurevich and Professor Bryan Pardo for a 2-day workshop where you will learn to create musical instruments and controllers that make sounds when you squeeze, bend, spin, press or blow on them. The workshop will provide arduino hardware, sensors of many kinds and the instruction needed to put a controller together. You will need to provide your own computer, have some knowledge of programming and a lot of energy and creativity. Together we will make amazing interactive installations and instruments!
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Michael Gurevich is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts Technology at the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance, where he teaches courses in physical computing, electronic music performance and the history and aesthetics of media art. His highly interdisciplinary research employs quantitative, qualitative, humanistic, and practice-based methods to explore new aesthetic and interactional possibilities that can emerge in performance with real-time computer systems. Other research areas include network-based music performance, computational acoustic modeling of bioacoustic systems, and electronic music performance practice. His creative practice explores many of the same themes, through experimental compositions involving interactive media, sound installations, and the design of new musical interfaces. His book manuscript in progress is focused on documenting the cultural, technological, and aesthetic contexts for the emergence of computer music in Silicon Valley. An advocate of “research through making,” his creative practice explores many of the same themes, through experimental compositions involving interactive media, sound installations, and the design of new musical interfaces.
HOSTED BY PROFESSOR BRYAN PARDO
SPONSORED BY McCORMICK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
|Dates||Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7 2017|
|Times||9am - 5pm|
|Where||The Garage, 2311 Campus Drive, Suite 2300|
|Who can attend||Northwestern student community (e.g. undergrads, grads)|
Participants should expect to bring their computers and have some familiarity with programming. We will be using Max/MSP and arduino, which uses a C-like language.
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