SWiTCH Presents – Sonic Atmospheres Composition Discussion by Joan La Barbara

SWiTCH Presents

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

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



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: