MARL Talk: Research at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast (SARC)

Abstract: The talk will provide an insight into current research at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast (SARC). Dr Franziska Schroeder and Prof Pedro Rebelo will present work from SARC, including in the areas of inclusive VR design and physics-based simulation and synthesis of mechano-acoustic systems and analog circuitry for development of new digital musical instruments.
They will also give insights into practice-based sonic arts research projects including their mobile listening app ‘LiveSHOUT’ as well as their work in the area of socially engaged sonic arts practice.

Dr Franziska Schroeder (Germany / UK)

Originally from Germany, Franziska is based at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast where she holds the post of senior lecturer in music and sonic arts.

Franziska trained as a contemporary saxophonist in Australia, and in 2006 completed her PhD at the University of Edinburgh, where her research focused on performance, digital technologies and theories of embodiment. She has published widely in diverse international journals and has given several invited keynote speeches on the topic of performance and emerging technological platforms.

Franziska has published a book on performance and the threshold, a book on user-generated content and a volume on music improvisation (Soundweaving, 2014). She performs as saxophonist in a variety of contexts and has released several CDs on the Creative Source label, as well as a recording on the SLAM label with a semi-autonomous technological artifact. In 2015 she released an album on the pfmentum label with two Brazilian musicians, and 2016 saw the release of a Bandcamp album with her female trio Flux.

Throughout 2018 Franziska is leading a research team at Queen’s University on a project that investigates immersive technologies in collaboration with disabled musicians and Belfast’s only professional contemporary music ensemble, the Hard Rain Soloist Ensemble (HRSE). As part of this team, Franziska designed a new VR narrative work entitled “Embrace”. This piece critically investigates ideas of disability, identity, and empathy. “Embrace” is the first showcase piece created at the Sonic Arts Research Centre within its newly established research group “SARC_Immerse”, a group that has positioned itself as leading in the field of high-quality audio use in virtual environments.

Franziska leads the Performance without Barriers research group, a group of PhD and post-doctoral students investigating inclusive music technologies. At Queen’s University Belfast Franziska teaches students in improvisation, digital performance and critical theory.

Prof Pedro Rebelo (Portugal / UK)

Pedro is a composer, sound artist and performer working primarily in chamber music, improvisation and installation with new technologies. In 2002, he was awarded a PhD by the University of Edinburgh where he conducted research in both music and architecture.

His music has been presented in venues such as the Melbourne Recital Hall, National Concert Hall Dublin, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Ars Electronica, Casa da Música, and in events such as Weimarer Frühjahrstage fur zeitgenössische Musik, Wien Modern Festival, Cynetart and Música Viva. His work as a pianist and improvisor has been released by Creative Source Recordings and he has collaborated with musicians such as Chris Brown, Mark Applebaum, Carlos Zingaro, Evan Parker and Pauline Oliveros.

His writings reflect his approach to design and creative practice in a wider understanding of contemporary culture and emerging technologies. Pedro has been Visiting Professor at Stanford University (2007) and in 2012 he was appointed Professor at Queen’s and awarded the Northern Bank’s “Building Tomorrow’s Belfast” prize. He is a professor of sonic arts at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Belfast.

Electronic Music Performance Concerts

Electronic IllustrationThis week!  Two Electronic Music Performances Wednesday / Thursday nights!
Come hear students of Dafna Naphtali’s two Electronic Music Performance classes, as they play new electronic music, compositions, experiments, and improvisations.
Wednesday May 9th, 8pm
 
Electric Pizza
NYU Electronic Music Performance – Section 001
with guest Hans Tammen conducting from Dark Circuits Orchestra score samples, drones, time-travel, facial gestures as control, and a self-designed speaker instrument.
Starring the creative and all-star students…Tristan Alleyne, Sam Grossman, Quinton Ashley, Angel E. Daniels, Ned Dana. Erez Aviram, Daksh Bhatia, Brendan Prednis, Harrison Shimazu, Emma Camell, John Sloan, Pari Songmuang. Directed by Dafna Naphtali
NYU Education Building
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Thursday May 9th, 8pm
NYU Electronic Music Performance – Section 002
with guest computer conductor by Mohamed Kubbara
plus music made with plunderphonics, waving hands, secret signals,sportscasters and more..
Starring the creative and all-star students…Gregory Borodulin, Max Chidzero, Miles Grossenbacher, Thomas Miritello, Trevor Rivkin, Ethan Uno-Portillo, Nick Royall, Greg Tock, Jake Sandakly, Emily Thaler, Zoltán Sindhu. Directed by Dafna Naphtali
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Spring 2018 Graduate Thesis Defense Presentations

                     With the end of the semester right around the corner, it’s time for our graduate thesis defense presentations.  Projects to be presented include original hardware and software development, cognition research, audio analysis, assistive audio technologies, acoustic design, and much more.

Thesis Defense Image Schedule (See Link Below)

Check out the full schedule with times and thesis titles HERE

Live Stream

All defense presentations will be live streamed! Friends and family from near and far are welcome to tune in. Feel free to share THIS link!

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Concert on the Holodeck: Connecting Artists

Join NYU Music Technology for an evening of collaboration in distributed music and remote dancers. The concert will involve several combinations of remote and on-stage musicians and dancers connected through internet as a stepping stone towards augmented performances and virtual connections. Music selections will include those of classical, jazz and percussion-only genres.

WHEN: Sunday, April 29th, @ 3pm

WHERE: Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West 4th Street

      Free and open to the public!

Concert on the Holodeck Poster

Photo of Prepping Holo-dancers for motion capture

Prepping Holo-dancers for motion capture!

Music Tech Open House 2018

Music Tech Open House 2018

The NYU Music Technology program invites you to join us at our annual open house taking place on May 5th, 2018! The open house has a number of ways to get involved, showcase your work, get some industry-standard experience, and win some prizes! Submit your work in the link below: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3LTHLSP1XkZC4x_9PHDMqQeC3v2hdkwDyDf3SEdt4E0z6Cw/viewform

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The NYU Music Technology program invites you to join us at our annual open house!  This event showcases our awesome students from the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate programs.  Current students are encouraged to submit their work in the contests and exhibits described below.  Friends and family are welcome to attend and enjoy the food, refreshments, and fun!

The Open House will be hosted on May 5th, 2018 in the
Steinhardt Education Building at 35 West 4th Street 10012
Reception will be located on the 6th floor with other events and showcases on the 7th and 8th floors.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME!

The open house will play host to a variety of student and departmental showcases.  We encourage you to invite your friends and family to attend.  Live music, installation experiences, discussion, and critical review sessions will all be open for viewers.

PRELIMINARY EVENT SCHEDULE

 

9am – 12:30pm: Senior Capstone Presentations (Students/Faculty Only)

2pm – 5:00pm: General Presentations & Project Displays

3:30pm – 5:00pmRecording Competition

5:30pm-7pm: Concert