NIME @ Exit Art – Mon 12/15
|December 15, 2008|
|8:00 pm||to||11:00 pm|
475 Tenth Avenue
New York, NY
Monday, December 15, 2008
Doors open at 7PM
NIME: New Interfaces for Musical Expression.
NIME: creating new performance tools for digital music.
NIME: a graduate course at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP).
In the seventh annual NIME end-of-semester performance, students will perform on a series of newly designed electronic instruments that aim to keep the “live” in live performance of digital music. The NIME performances are presented by ITP instructor Hans-Christoph Steiner.
Computer music is usually played with a keyboard and mouse. Laptop musicians often sit at a desk and give performances that are little more than watching someone engage in “office gestures.” The idea behind NIME is to go beyond the mouse and keyboard, beyond even piano keyboards and drum pads, and develop performance tools that make the most out of the new opportunities that digital music offers. NIME students answer questions like:
– “What will the next generation of musical instruments look like?”
– “What will they be able to do that traditional instruments can’t already do?”
– “What aspects of traditional instruments will we want to retain in digital instruments?”
Over the course of this year’s 14-week course, students are developing projects such as a collection of autonomous solar-powered robots, a augmented flutist, plate-spinning sampler, sing-along animatronics, and a host of others.