Music Tech Open House 2008

The Music Technology Program Open House of New York University’s Steinhardt School showcased the latest work by our students. The event consisted of posters, performances and interactive demonstrations spanning a multitude of music and audio related topics.

Symposium : Interactive Visualizations of Music

The computer-based mapping of musical information to intuitive visual representations has many applications to the composition, analysis, education and performance of music, to name a few examples. This workshop will feature talks and demonstrations highlighting some of the most recent advances in the field, and will provide a space for discussing the methodological, artistic and scientific implications of this line of work.

New PhD Program in Music Technology at NYU

The Music Technology Program at New York University (NYU) is pleased to announce the opening of its new Ph.D. program in Music Technology, to start in the Fall of 2008. The doctoral program and its curriculum are the results of collaboration between NYU’s Departments of Music and Performing Arts Professions in the Steinhardt School, and Computer Science and Mathematics in the Courant Institute.

ISMIR 2008: Ninth International Conference

The International Conference on Music Information Retrieval (still referred to by its historical acronym, ISMIR) is the first established international forum for research on the organization of music-related data. Given the tremendous growth of digital music and music metadata in recent years, methods for effectively extracting, searching, and organizing music information have received widespread interest from academia and the information and entertainment industries.
The purpose of ISMIR is to provide a venue for the exchange of news, ideas, and results through the presentation of original theoretical or practical work. By bringing together researchers and developers, educators and librarians, students and professional users, all working in fields that contribute to this multidisciplinary domain, the conference also serves as a discussion forum, provides introductory and in-depth information on specific domains, and showcases current products.

New Interfaces for Musical Expression 2007

NYU hosted the NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) conference. A collaborative effort led by co-chairs Carol Parkinson, executive director of Harvestworks and Eric Singer, president of LEMUR (League of Electronic Music Urban Robots).
The Stern school of business provided Schimmel Auditorium for the keynote speeches and paper sessions. The poster sessions and demos took place in the hallways and classrooms adjacent to the hall.
The Music deptartment at the Steindardt School of Education, Culture and Human Developement presented three concerts in the Frederick Loewe Theatre. The music technology program staff and student, led by Chief Systems Engineer Tom Beyer, provided technical and production support.
Tonmeister studies students led by adjunct instructor Paul Geluso recorded the concerts.
These recording were used as part of a documentary short about the
conference, produced by Laura Sinnott and Directed by Langdon Crawford. This documentary was made possible with funding from the NYU University Coordinating Council for Music creative collaboration grant.