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Old 04-20-2010, 06:51 PM
Edgar Berdahl
Default New Music Controllers Workshop June 28-July 2

Hello all,
Announcing the New Music Controllers workshop! Come get your Arduino on.


New Music Controllers (NMC)CCRMA Workshop at Stanford Universityhttp://ccrma.stanford.edu/workshops/new-music-controllers-nmc
Instructors: Edgar Berdahl and Wendy JuIncluding guest lectures by Ge Wang, Bill Verplank, and Dan OverholtJune 28-July 2, 20109AM-noon, 1PM-5PM**Description: Many workshops teach the technical details involved in making music using the Arduino. The PID workshop*goes the extra mile by mentoring participants in evaluating and further developing their own ideas with the help of the*Verplankian physical interaction design (PID) framework. Participants learn the philosophy and utility underlying the eight*interrelated PID perspectives: idea, metaphor, model, display, error, scenario, task, and control.
The workshop also teaches technical skills for designing musical interactions. The workshop integrates programming,*electronics, robotics, audio, and interactive music along with PID. Hands-on applications using sensors and*microprocessors in conjunction with real-time DSP will be explored for making music. Specific technologies will include*Arduino platform, processing, open sound control, and PD and/or Max/MSP for music synthesis. Participants will learn*how to use resistive, force-sensitive, capacitative, optical, ultrasound, magnetic, optical, acceleration sensors,*iPhone/iTouch for multi-touch screen. We will also teach students how to make their own sensors with custom*geometries constructed out of materials such as conductive fabric, piezoresistive fabric, and copper tape. We will discuss*popular controller components such as (multi-)touch screens, TacTex pads, Nintendo Wii, Novint Falcon, and many*more. Participants will design and build working prototypes using a kit* that can be taken home at the end of the*workshop. Many prototypes will be applicable for performance and exhibits. Further issues to be explored will include*modes and mappings in computer music, exercises in invention, and applications of sensors and electronics to real-time*music. The course will be augmented by a survey of existing controllers and pieces of interactive music.*This workshop is intended for: Musicians or composers interested in exploring new possibilities in interactive music in a*hands on and technical way; Anyone looking to gain valuable skills in basic analog and digital electronics, with a focus on*invention; Makers, engineers, computer scientists, or product designers interested in exploring artistic outlets for their*talents and collaborating with performers and composers.
Worskhop structure: The workshop is an accelerated variant of the Music 250A course*(http://ccrma.stanford.edu/courses/250a/). The workshop will consist of half-day supervised lab sessions, and half-day*lectures, classroom exercises and discussions. Classroom sessions will feature live demos and/or concerts of interactive*music and instruments. Participants are encouraged (but by no means required) to bring their own laptop computers with*any music software/hardware they already use.
*NOTE: There is a $20 lab fee included in the cost of this workshop. Participants have the option of purchasing a $100*lab kit at the end of the workshop. The kit contains an Arduino, a prototyping board, power supply, data cable, and a*variety of sensors.
To sign up, visit http://ccrma.stanford.edu/workshops/new-music-controllers-nmc*
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