SWiTCH Presents: Crossing Disciplines by Pamela Z

New York University’s
Society of Women in Technology (SWiTCH)

Guest speaker
Pamela Z
Composer/Performer/Media Artist

Title: Crossing Disciplines

Through video and audio examples as well as live performance/demonstration, Pamela Z will share her work and her process, and will discuss the increasingly blurred lines between disciplines in her practice and that of other interdisciplinary artists. She will demonstrate her use of voice with live processing and gesture-based MIDI controllers, and show examples of large-scale performance works and media installations.

Date: Thursday November 6, 2014
Location: Kimmel Center, Room 912
Time: 2 PM


Rebecca Feynberg Featured on AES

AES Ad featuring Rebecca Feynberg

Rebecca Feynberg, Music Technology’s new adjunct professor and recent MM Grad, was recently featured by AES, or Audio Engineering Society, to promote membership.


2014 Music Technology Open House and Show Case Awards

This year we were fortunate to have funding and commercial support for several competitions, awards and even a scholarship.  We presented the awards at our annual music technology open house and show case.

Below is a list of the winning students, groups and projects:

Product Design Competition:
1st place: DrawMIDI Alex Haff, et al
2nd place: BitHarp Adam November
3rd: J-700  Josh Liebman

Recording Competition Winners:
Studio Recording: Yuval Ronen
Electronic Production : Henry Ott & Mike Hickey
Acoustic/Concert recording : Jimmy Burns
Sound for video :  Spencer Shafter, Sarah Kapilow & Kevin Novinsky

Best grad project: Jarrod Ratcliffe “Motion Mix”
Best undergrad project: Henry Ott & Brian Cushin “Chess Music”

Outstanding Leadership in the Undergraduate Program: Kathleen Zhang
Academic Excellence in the Undergraduate Program: Logan Miley
Outstanding Achievement in the Undergraduate Program:   Adam November

Outstanding Leadership in the Graduate Program: Rebecca Feynberg
Outstanding Achievement in the Graduate Program: Johnathan Turner
Distinguished Service to the Music Technology Program: Rachel Bittner
Distinguished Service to the Music Technology Program: Michael Musick

Fleischman Undergraduate Scholarship: Jordan Antonucci
Fleischman Graduate Scholarship: Ji Hae Oh

Allan Tucker, Associate Professor of Music at NYU, Recognized by Sonic Studio

“SoundBlade Power User and associate professor of music at New York University, Allan Tucker has been mastering with soundBlade and NoNOISE since the late ’80s at his renowned studio, Foothill Digital (www.foothilldigital.com) and TuckerSound in NYC. Some may remember that Allan was the infamous “Where’s Drago” on the band’s self-titled album “KISS” in 1974…” -Sonic Studio

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Professors Tae Hong Park and Langdon Crawford Present Low-Cost Mobile Music Expressive Methods

Professor Tae Hong Park and Langdon Crawford presented their low-cost musically expressive augmentation of mobile computing devices at the NYC Media Lab Mobile Futures event, on April 23rd, 2014. 

Originally presented at NIME and ICMC,  this research provides methods for temporary, non-destructive ways to make a cellphone or tablet more expressive as a musical controller with items you may find around the house or in your office.

See Prof. Crawford showing the elastic-band string interface here:
and here:

SWiTCH Spring Concert

Various Electroacoustic performances
NYU Global Center Auditorium (C95)
238 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012
Friday May 2nd, 2014
7:30 PM
Free and open to the public

SWiTCH and MARL Present: Sensory Optimization – Technology for Augmenting Our Personal Environments

New York University’s Society of Women in Technology (SWiTCH)
and Music and Audio Research Labs (MARL) Present:

Sensory Optimization: Technology for Augmenting Our Personal Environments
by Dr. Poppy Crum, Senior Scientist at Dolby Labs

Date: Friday April 25, 2014
Location: 35 W. 4th St. 6th Floor Conference Room
Time: 4PM

Our experience of the sensory world does not need to be constrained by  our physical limitations. When navigating the environment our senses  interact to perceive a robust non-veridical experience. Understanding  these interactions and being able to define them perceptually and  algorithmically allows technological developments that can facilitate  sensory enhancement and optimization. Examples include use of targeted neuroplasticity to modify our internal experiences, wearable personalized technologies for sensory augmentation, and  heightened virtual sensory experiences that elicit natural cross-modal percepts.