Computer Music Finals

December 17th, 2009

Final projects by Digital Arts students came rolling in last week at Stetson University.  The videos below are by students in the Fall 2009 version of my course DIGA 461 Computer Music, where undergraduate students learn to use Max/MSP as a platform for exploring sound synthesis, audio processing and algorithmic composition.  They are required to [...]

desire for 2009

December 8th, 2009

Beauty, Horror and Silence @ Harold Golen Gallery in Miami, FL Recording of this weekend’s performance is now available.  Thanks again to Juraj Kojs for the invite to perform in Miami.  I enjoyed hanging out with him, Paula Matthusen, Scott Miller, Michael McCurdy and the others before during and after the show on Sunday. desire for [...]

Silence in Miami

December 5th, 2009

Beauty, Horror  and Silence @ Harold Golen Gallery in Miami, FL This weekend, I will be performing as part of this three day event that ends the 2009 12 Nights concert series. It coincides with Art Basel Miami, one of the biggest art festivals in North America. The series of concerts was curated by Juraj Kojs, who [...]

FEASt lecture online

November 16th, 2009

FEASt Festival 2009 @ Florida International University. If you were not able to attend the FEASt Festival at FIU, you can now download an enhanced podcast recording of my lecture.  The topic of the presentation was network-enabled coordination of laptop performance and featured the public debut of the MPG Carepackage. The patches involved can be [...]

FEASt MPG lecture

November 10th, 2009

FEASt Festival 2009 @ Florida International University. This weekend, I will be giving a lecture as part of the FEASt Festival on my work as music director of MPG. I will be introducing for the first time to a group outside of Stetson my MPG carepackage. This collection of abstractions makes it easy for our [...]

Panaiotis

September 15th, 2009

Guest & Faculty Recital @ Lee Chapel, Stetson University in DeLand, FL. With support from the Artist and Lecturers Committee, I invited Panaiotis to visit our campus for several lectures in my courses and an evening concert. This engagement ended up being a reunion with a former collaborator in Nandu Muley and a former student [...]

lowkey redesign

July 17th, 2009

I have been working the past few weeks to make my site easier to update.  Some people may have noticed certain corners of the site getting dusty.  It was really rather embarassing.  My solution was to structure it around a blogging. Enter WordPress.  This site is now using WordPress under the hood, but I have [...]

Hipno Discontinued

May 20th, 2009

Now that Cycling’74 is focussing attention on Max for Live, they have made the decision to discontinue all of their other Pluggo-based products including Hipno. You can read the announcement from David Zicarelli here.  Tim Place posted some brief comments on his blog as well.  Hipno had a really good run for almost 4 years. [...]

MPG at the Gala

April 3rd, 2009

Stetson University School of Music Gala @ The News-Journal Center in Daytona Beach, FL. MPG was invited to perform on the diverse program of this showcase concert for the School of Music.  Our performance in the lobby during intermission featured our trademark shopping cart performance rig and utilized the four story atrium to reach audience members on [...]

Teaching advanced musical concepts through multimedia performance

February 27th, 2009

CMS 2009 Southern Chapter Regional Conference @ University of Central Florida. ABSTRACT – Mobile Performance Group is a collaborative, multimedia project involving faculty and students from Stetson University’s Digital Arts program. The group’s primary mission is to find new ways of presenting art outside of traditional venues. Since 2004, MPG has fulfilled this objective by [...]