Dr. Marcelo Wanderley to give a talk at UMaine IMRC Center: Designing Digital Musical Instruments

Marcelo_Grenoble_squareDr. Marcelo Wanderley will be giving a lecture entitled Designing Digital Musical Instruments on Tuesday April 19th, 2016 as a part of Tuesdays at the IMRC, the Intermedia MFA visiting artist lecture series. This presentation is free and open to the public.

Dr. Wanderley is a professor in Music Technology, and an author and faculty at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology at McGill University. Dr. Wanderley’s research seeks to propose strategies for the design of digital musical instruments and devices for musical expression for expert performance situations, or as he states “the development of novel devices for music performance.” His research on device design and evaluation, mapping and motion capture of music performance has been wildly cited and referenced with close to 5,000 Google Scholar citations.

Since 1995 he has been involved in various projects related to gestural control of sound synthesis. More recently he has been involved with international conference New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) as a member of its steering committee and as the chairman of the NIME-03 conference. He is also the co-editor of the electronic book, Trends in Gestural Control of Music [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][Wanderley and Battier, 2000] and co-written the textbook New Digital Musical Instruments: Control and Interaction Beyond the Keyboard [Miranda and Wanderley, 2006].

Tuesdays at the IMRC is sponsored by the UMaine Intermedia MFA and New Media Departments, the UMaine Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and the Correll Professorship in New Media. Visit http://www.intermediamfa.org for more information.

Opened in 2013, the IMRC Center is a hub for learning, creating and producing. It is the most recent of the portfolio of the University of Maine’s facilities that support innovation and economic development. The IMRC Center is supported by a range of expert instructors and a community of collaborators. Visit http://www.imrccenter.com/, where you can find information on the facility, programs and events.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]