Music 250B: HCI Performance Systems

Comment responses to posted readings are due before the next class period meeting. 

Design Readings

"A Mechanical Mozart"

 Here are the links to the "computer program creating music" debate I brought up in class:

pretty interesting stuff with some connection to what we talked about today...

Art and Technology Readings

The readings for Monday on Art and Technology can be found here:

And here:

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Fell Performance

Hi all;
My performance project Fell is premiering next weekend on the Dance Division Winter Works concert, details below:

New Choreography in Concert

Friday & Saturday, March 5 & 6, at 8pm
Roble Studio 38
Free and Open to the Public

Video I made for CEMEC submission


I made a video this weekend for submitting my candidacy for participatory participation in the CEMEC concert series.  I thought it made a good example of my GRIP MAESTRO in general ... so here it is:



Hi ho.

Research Prior Work - Due 1/13

Homework due by Wednesday, 1/13: Research prior work.  Find 4 examples of art/music inventions that are similar to the work you are interested in creating.   This should be an exploratory exercise meant to help you with techniques for building your own creations.  You should make note of useful technical details, novel creative choices, and ideas for improvement for each example.   Links and accompanying observations should be posted on the class blog.  I will also post this homework on there today.

Location of Monday's class

 Monday's class will take place in the Sculpture Lab, located in ART6, in the basement of Cummings Art Building.  It is directly across from the elevator--the door is labeled "SCULPTURE LAB", but can be tricky to find depending on which door you come through.

After the class, Trimpin will give a colloquium back at CCRMA.  You aren't required to attend this but I would highly recommend spending anytime you can with Trimpin while he is here next week.

Kevin Casey - 3:15 today - Intermedia class

Thursday 3:15 - 3:45 Kevin Casey will give a presentation to the Intermedia class in the CCRMA Seminar Room.  Here is an example of his work:

This is not required for 250B but Kevin Casey's work comes highly recommended by Elaine Buckholtz, who is co-teaching the Intermedia class this quarter.

Reading assignment for Week 1: Jan 4

Check out these papers on NIME Frameworks:

Problems and Prospects for Intimate Musical Control of Computers: David Wessel and Matthew Wright

Principles for Designing Computer Music Controllers : Perry Cook

Re-Designing Principles for Computer Music Controllers: a Case Study of SqueezeVox Maggie : Perry Cook

Welcome to the 250 Blog!

We'll post reading assignments and topics for discussion here.  Responses on this blog will count as part of your 'participation grade.'  For any other and off topic discussions see the  Music 250B Forum page.