The NYU Music Technology program in the Music and Performing Arts
Professions Department at the Steinhardt School recently hosted its
annual open house, Saturday the 18th of May, 3-6pm.
Attendees were treated to live performances in the James L. Dolan
Recording Studio, hands-on electronics projects, ambisonic
demonstrations and various poster presentations on the latest music
technology research. A recording competition sponsored by Avid was
held in the James L. Dolan Recording studio.
At the end of the 3-hour open house several students were recognized
for excellence in specific projects as well as academic achievement.
- Best Undergraduate student project: Spencer Shafter for his wearable MIDI controller “Da Glove”
- Best Graduate student project: Alan Johnson for his audio-based visualization and navigation platform “Rake’em”
- Outstanding graduate student awards: Don Bosley and Justin Matthew
- Academic achievement award: Jonathan Schwarz
Recording Competition, sponsored by Avid:
- Best Acoustic Recording: Sam Nacach
- Best Electronic Music Recording; Kai Francis Robinson
- Best Studio Recording: Austin Stillwell
- Best Sound For Moving Image: Collin Klippel, Nick Chomowicz & Tate Gregor
The NYU Music Technology program wishes to extend a thank you to the judges of the recording competition, as well as to Avid for the support and sponsorship of the recording competition. Judges: Brandie Lane, Tom Beyer, Allan Silverman, Isabel Diaz-Cassou, Tim Starnes, Tom Doczi, Stuart Argabright, Leszek Wojcik, Allan Tucker, and Joel Chadabe. Open House Mix Critique Panel: Jim Anderson, Joel Chadabe, Brandie Lane, and Elliot Scheiner. We wish to thank all who participated in and attended the open house, with an extra special thanks to Braxton Boren and Uri Nieto for organizing the event this year!
Date/Time: March 4, 2013, 8:00PM
Location: Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street
Directions: Subway to A/C/E/B/D/F/M to West 4th Street, N/R to 8th Street, 1 to Christopher Street/Sheridan Square
Congratulations to those members of the NYU Music Technology Faculty, Students, and Alumni who’s work was honored at the 2013 Grammy Awards.
- Austin Stillwell, Orchestrion Tech for album nominated for Best Instrumental Jazz Album of the Year
- Paul Geluso, Recording Engineer for album nominated for Best Tengo Album Latin Grammy
- Alan Silverman, Mastering Engineer for album nominated for Best Instrumental Album Latin Grammy
- Alan Silverman, Mastering Engineer for album nominated for Best Flameno Album Latin Grammy
- Alan Silverman, Mastering Engineer for album nominated for Best Singer Songwriter Album Latin Grammy
- Allan Tucker, Mastering Engineer for song nominated for Best Improvised Jazz Solo Grammy
- Jeanne Montalvo, Recording Engineer for album nominated for Best Latin Jazz Album Grammy
- Jeanne Montalvo, Recording Engineer for recording nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement for Afro- Cuban Jazz Grammy
48-Hour Music & Audio-Centric Game Jam
November 9 – 11, 2012
What is Whammy Jammy?
It’s a 48-hour event where creative and talented people get together to make games around the theme of music and sound. If you are into music/sound and video games and would like to smash them together in interesting ways, this is the event for you. It’s an excuse to experiment with new and crazy ideas, challenge yourself, and meet others with similar interests. We call it a “game jam,” others may call it a “hack-a-thon.” If you’re interested, join our Facebook Group (info below) for the latest updates, of just sign up if you definitely wanna come!
Ooh, can I come!?
To get the most out of Whammy Jammy, you should probably have some skills in either audio production or game development. But who knows – sometimes the best ideas come from the most unexpected of minds. At the very least, you should be open-minded, ready to work hard, and interested in the theme of this jam. We think it’s pretty cool 🙂
Well, what should I build?
The basic goal is to create games which allow players to play with music and sound in interesting ways – interpret that as you will. There are tons of rhythm games out there, but what else can be done to combine the two mediums? But if you feel inspired to do something that’s only vaguely related to the theme, that’s cool, too! Heck, maybe you don’t even feel like making a video game. Board games, analogue games, or even just a cool song would be welcome as well. Whatever you do, we encourage you to come open-minded and ready to try something crazy. A lot can be done in 48 hours!
What are the deets?
Location: NYU Music Technology Department. November 9 – 11, 2012. Lunch will be provided on Sat. and Sun.
Last Saturday, at the Music Technology Open House, Music and Performing Arts Professions Chair Robert Rowe presented the awards to the first annual NYU Music Technology Recording competition winners.
- Studio Recording: Hansdale Hsu
- Electronic Production: Aimee Norwich, Senem Pirler
- Acoustic Recording: Eric Xu
- Sound For Image: David Forshee, Jon Schwarz and Jose Frias.
Music Technology would like to thank Avid for its support of the project as well as the faculty and external judges for the difficult task of choosing the best of such an excellent selection of student submissions.
Last Saturday the Music Technology Open house filled the 6th floor conference room and James L. Dolan Recording studio with artistic and scientific research and productions.
At the end of the event, Music Technology faculty handed out several awards:
- Outstanding Student of 2012: Alan Johnson
- Academic Excellence: Zhengshan Shi
- Distinguished Service to the Program: Areti Andreopoulou
There were many excellent projects presented at the Open House, but the Music Technology faculty were charged with choosing only two to highlight with Awards:
- Best undergraduate student project: Nicholas R Chomowicz; Chom 1000, polyphonic synthesizer with conductive fingerboard pitch control
- Best graduate student project: Senem Pirler, Einat Korman & Laura Dickens Dots: 3D Sound for a 2D Animation
Congratulations to all award recipients, and thanks to everyone who came out and supported the Music Technology program last Saturday!
On May 2nd, 2012, the NYU Steinhardt Music and Performing Arts Professions Undergraduate awards were announced, and three of our students – Eric Xu, Michael Quigley, and Travis Kaufman – received awards from the department. Eric Xu received an award for Leadership and Inspiration in Music Technology. Michael Quigley received an award for Academic Excellence, and Travis Kaufman received an award for Outstanding Achievement. Congratulations to all three undergrads on behalf of the department!!
The Music Tech Department has been hard at work this year creating, prototyping, coding, building, and straight up bringing ideas to life this year. Come check out our latest and greatest creations at our open House on May 12th, 2012 and 35 W. 4th St. 6th Floor to see what Music Technology is all about! Main event page here
We at NYU Music Technology were happy to recently hear from one of our MM Alumni Erik Desiderio (class of ’04), who is now living in LA writing music for film and TV. Erik told us how he “worked on the music team for Immortals which was #1 at the box office, and Showtime’s “The Borgias” which won 2 Emmy’s, one for Main Title Music.” Erik also wrote the Music for the Emmy Ceremony, which was hosted by Jane Lynch. Congratulations Erik and we hope you continue to do well!
Shortly after having been uploaded, our Instructable entitled “DIY Audio Mixer,” created by Professor Langdon Crawford, and put together in collaboration with undergraduates Nicholas Dooley and Sarah Streit, was fortunate enough to land a featured spot on Instructables’ Home Page, as well as in the Editor’s Picks section of the Technology Page. Be sure to check out the Instructable and make your own Graphite-Based Audio Mixer!