Students presented their final projects in the Off Broadway Theater at the end of the Fall 2021 semester. Work ranged from original audio/visual composition, interactive installations, and algorithmic composition/performance. All of the projects were presented on the theater’s 10’x36’ LED video wall.
Konrad Kaczmarek’s blog
Here is a link to a concert review from the Yale Laptop Ensemble’s March concert with guest composer Jeff Snyder. The concert featured pieces by Jeff Synder, Konrad Kaczmarek, and Ross Wightman performed by the undergraduate ensemble.
Ross also interviewed Jeff as part of CCAM’s Sound Art Series: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhfa51mHGnY&feature=youtu.be
Music 231: Laptop Ensemble Final Presentations
December 13, 2017 from 12:00-5:00PM @ the Center for Collaborative Arts and Media, Yale University
In the first video, students from Music 231: Laptop Ensemble prepare for a performance using sample-based digitial instruments. As part of an assignment, each student created thier own individual instrument using sounds they had recorded, and then worked collaboratively to make a short composition and accompanying score.
Getting ready for Music 231: Laptop Ensemble this Fall semester. The class meets on Friday afternoons, from 1:30-3:20 in Stoeckel Hall room 407. For more information, go to https://musi231.coursepress.yale.edu
Here’s a quick video from last Friday afternoon’s OMI workshop, where we looked into using an arduino/Teensy microcontroller to drive a stepper motor. We found that using one of the external libraries (AccelStepper), you can control the speed of the motor in steps/second, which corresponds to the frequency of the audible sound that the motor generates as it turns. This sound can be acoustically amplified by holding the motor up against something that resonates - like the top of a desk or an acoustic guitar body - or electromagnetically using a guitar pickup or telephone tap.
MUSI 371 / ENAS 344 Musical Acoustics and Instrument Design is back in full swing for the spring 2016 semester. In case you missed us last time, here are links to an article and video describing the concept behind the class:
We are offering a new course this semester in musical acoustics and instrument design, ENAS 344/MUSI 371.
The class meets in the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design (CEID), and is being co-taught by myself and Larry Wilen, from Engineering and Applied Science.
Check out the course website for more information!