The SONYC project, a research initiative bringing together researchers from MARL, Tandon, CUSP and OSU, is in the news these days, with articles popping up on The New York Times, WNYC, and Wired (Italy). The project is launching the first phase of a 5 year program with the goal of changing the way noise pollution is monitored and analyzed in New York City. Using a network of microphones to record the various breeds of urban annoyances, Music Tech’s own Juan Bello and his team are creating novel technologies for the automatic identification of sound sources throughout the city.
The project has received a generous $4.6 million grant from the National Science Foundation, and there’s a lot of excitement around its agenda from New Yorkers that know too well the agony that is noise pollution. For more information on the team and the technology involved, see NYU’s news release and the SONYC website.
Next Tuesday, November 15th, the AES NY Section is hosting a meeting on ATSC 3.0. We’re very excited to join AES members and other audio professionals to learn about the new standards in the future of audio for television.
Among the speakers for the evening are Tim Carroll and Jeff Riedmiller from Dolby Laboratories, Stefan Meltzer and Deep Sen from the MPEG-H Audio Alliance, and host Jim Starzynski, NBCU Principal Audio Engineer and Chairman of the ATSC Audio Group.
Please RSVP here to reserve your seat.
Next Tuesday, November 8th, the Music Technology program teams up with the NYU Tisch Clive Davis institute and Tandon Integrated Digital Media to present a panel discussion with iconic instrument designer Roger Linn. Over the last 35 years, Linn’s drum machines have been a profound influence on hip-hop and pop music, with early adopters such as Michael Jackson, Madonna, and Stevie Wonder.
NYU students are invited to come and learn about the development of Roger Linn’s past work in instrument development, as well as the direction that electronic instruments are heading today. Please visit the Facebook Event Page for more info.
11/8, 7:00-8:30, Steinhardt Room #610
Vimeo: OTB Sound Mural
As part of their work with Brooklyn studio One Thousand Birds, music tech undergraduate Torin Geller and alumni Matt Lau have helped to create this interactive sound mural. Alongside Jonathan Evans, a Music Composition student also at Steinhardt, the group used conductive paint and Arduino boards (similar to those used in our digital electronics classes) to send data from the painting to a digital wav trigger. Between this project and another with IBM designer Stephen Nixon, the idea has been a hit, and several companies have been looking to get murals of their own.
WSN posted an article about the 2015 NYU SWiTCH Concert, the link to the full article is below.
Concert celebrates women in tech
March 27th, 2015
SWiTCH Presents Miya Masaoka – 3:30 PM
Guest Speaker: Miya Masaoka
Miya Masaoka will be presenting past works and current works-in-progress on various electro acoustic devices, including lasers, string instruments and computer.
Location: 35 W. 4th St, 6th Floor Conference Room
All are welcome.
Swag R’Celious Teamed up with Artist Dawn Richard to put out an album titled BlackHeart that has reached top charts. It hit #1 album on iTunes Electronic Charts, and #19 on the Hot 200 Charts. R’Celious produced one of the leading singles of the project, a song entitled “Castles”.
Guest speaker: Joan La Barbara
Title: Sonic Atmospheres
Composer/performer Joan La Barbara will discuss her compositional process including how she builds the sonic atmospheres which form the foundation of many of her recent works.
Bio: Joan La Barbara, composer, performer, sound artist and actor is renowned for developing a unique vocabulary of experimental and extended vocal techniques (multiphonics, circular singing, ululation, and glottal clicks, her “signature sounds”) influencing generations of other composers and singers. La Barbara serves on the composition faculty at New York University. She is composing a new opera exploring the artistic process, interior dialogue, and sounds within the mind. Website: www.joanlabarbara.com.
Date: Wednesday December 3, 2014
Location: Kimmel Center, Room 903
Time: 1:30 PM
All are welcome!
Graduate Information Session
The NYU Steinhardt Music Technology Program will host a graduate information session on Wednesday November 5, 2014. The two-hour session begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Live Room of the James L. Dolan recording studio