ARP mixtape 2012

May 10th, 2012

In addition to computer music, I also teach Audio Recording and Production.  Students learn to work in Stetson’s recording studio and use multitrack DAWs to complete a range of projects.  For their final project, students spend 5 weeks pursuing projects of their choice to demonstrate their skills.  This may range from a studio recording with [...]

MPG in Miami

January 28th, 2012

12 Nights Electronic Music and Art @ Harold Golen Gallery in Miami, FL Just before finals last semester, Matt Roberts and I lead a group of advanced Digital Arts majors to Miami during Art Basel where we performed together as Mobile Performance Group, our student-faculty new media collective and laptop ensemble.  We presented all new material inspired by [...]

Computer Music Finals

December 17th, 2011

With the Fall semester drawing to a close, that means it is time for another set of Computer Music final project videos.  This time my Digital Arts students were directed to incorporate machine listening into their Max/MSP development.  Most of them ended up using the [analyzer~] object, which was originally created by Tristan Jehan and [...]

Are you being captured?

February 25th, 2011

Today I gave a presentation on lecture capture as part of a faculty forum on campus about teaching with technology. Stetson’s Associate Provost for Faculty Development Karen Kaivola helped put together this afternoon of faculty sharing the unique ways we use technology. It was a great event where a lot of ideas were traded among [...]

FMEA Sound Design lecture

January 17th, 2011

FMEA 2011 Clinic-Conference @ Tampa, FL Title: Enhancing musical skills through sound design Description: Sound design is the process of crafting sonic elements for film or video projects. Practicing this aural art form develops students’ critical listening skills and ability to make compositional decisions. This session will outline the concepts, vocabulary, artists, and software you [...]

Computer Music Finals

December 18th, 2010

It’s that time of year again. Yes, it is the holidays. BUT…it is also time for final projects from my Digital Arts students. The Fall 2010 crop of students in DIGA 461 Computer Music did a fantastic job exploring algorithmic composition via Max/MSP in their fourth and final project. They produced some creative projects and [...]

Senior Research: Eric Baum

December 11th, 2010

Eric Baum recently completed his senior research project for a BA in Digital Arts – Sound.  He decided to design and build a combination electric and bass guitar that he then enhanced with a variety of sensors.  He used the Teabox from Electrotap to manage his sensor connections and built a Max/MSP patch to allow [...]

Charlatan Interview

November 1st, 2010

On October 13, I received a random phone call in my office from Wyatt Danowski.  It seems he was looking for an expert in electronic music history and found me after some Google searching.  There was an upcoming electronic music festival in his region of Ottawa, Canada and he was writing a piece for his [...]

MPG Carepackage

April 13th, 2010

SEAMUS 2010 @ St. Cloud State University in Minnesota I just returned from several days at the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States National Conference.  In addition to hearing loads of new music, I gave a presentation on the MPG Carepackage.  This continues my efforts to get more people using this collection of [...]

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 [...]