Youngmoo Kim is Director of the ExCITe Center and Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Drexel University. He received his Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab and also holds Master’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and Music (Vocal Performance Practice) from Stanford University as well undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Music from Swarthmore College. His research group, the Music & Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab) pursues machine understanding of sound, interfaces and robotics for expressive interaction, and K-12 outreach for engineering education. He co-chaired the 2008 International Conference on Music Information Retrieval and was invited by the National Academy of Engineering to co-organize the “Engineering and Music” session for the 2010 Frontiers of Engineering conference. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation and the Knight Foundation. Youngmoo has performed with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, American Musical Theater of San Jose, and SpeakEasy Stage Company (Boston) and is a member of Opera Philadelphia’s American Repertoire Council.
Dr. Teresa Marrin Nakra, Associate Professor of Music at The College of New Jersey, is a recognized expert in music technology, having made important research contributions in the study of musical expression and gesture. She is best known for her quantitative analyses of orchestral conducting, and the application of this information to real-time music systems. Teresa’s research areas include human-computer interfaces, real-time music systems, music theory, music perception, and affective computing. Her interactive conducting experiences, You’re the Conductor and Virtual Maestro, have been showcased across the United States and Europe at museums, music festivals, and concert halls. She founded and runs Immersion Music, a non-profit organization that designs technical solutions for the performing arts. Clients have included Harvard University, ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition, Boston Children’s Museum, Children’s Discovery Museum (Illinois), the Leonard Bernstein Office, UBS, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, American Composers Orchestra, Arizona State University, and McGill University. Her work has been profiled in the New Yorker Magazine, the New York Times, CNN Headline News, BBC World Service, and the Associated Press. Teresa performs professionally as a conductor and violinist, in opera, symphonic, and new music productions. She holds an A.B. degree in music (magna cum laude) from Harvard University, and an M.S. and Ph.D. degree from the MIT Media Laboratory.
Dr. Greg Wilder has collaborated with choreographers, filmmakers, theater directors and animators over a broad range of projects and venues around the globe as composer, sound designer, programmer, and audio engineer. A conservatory-trained composer/pianist, music scientist and software engineer, Dr. Wilder’s innovations have resulted in numerous international music-technology patents and the development of “Clio”, a music analysis platform currently in use by leading companies throughout the music industry.
In 2007, Dr. Wilder founded Orpheus Media Research (now Clio Music), transforming more than 6 years of privately funded R&D into a leading musical analysis platform. As Chief Scientist, he led design and development of its flagship product Clio, a patented process that delivers autonomous analysis and ‘sounds-like’ similarity search for music of any style or genre. Clio’s comprehensive approach to machine listening analysis has established it as a leading enterprise music technology platform and is currently in use by some of the industry’s top companies.
In addition to being the author of international patents (several pending), white papers and related articles, Dr. Wilder regularly presents talks on the musical application of interactive and A.I. technologies, most recently as guest speaker at the Music and Audio Research Laboratory (NYU), the Institute for Software Integrated Systems (Vanderbilt University), and the International Computer Music Conference (Queen’s University, Belfast).
Previous to working in industry, Dr. Wilder taught on the faculties of Dickinson College and West Chester University, where he received an HSA “Outstanding Faculty Member” award for excellence in teaching and honorary membership in Tau Beta Sigma. Greg’s musical awards include those from the American Composer’s Forum, the Angel Orensanz Foundation, the William Penn Foundation, ASCAP, the Society of Composers International, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His music is available on the Albany record label.
12:30-1:30 Lunch Break
Tae Hong Park is a composer, music technologist, and bassist. His work focuses on composition of electro-acoustic and acoustic music, machine learning and computer-aided music analysis, research in multi-dimensional aspects of timbre, and audio digital signal processing. Dr. Park has presented his music at national and international conferences and festivals including Bourges, ICMC, MATA, SCIMF, and SEAMUS. Among the ensembles and performers that have played his work are the Brentano String Quartet, California E.A.R. Unit, Edward Carroll, Ensemble Surplus, Zoe Martlew, Nash Ensemble of London, and the Tarab Cello Ensemble. Professor Park is author of Introduction to Digital Signal Processing: Computer Musically Speaking (World Scientific, 2010). He is the Chief Editor of Journal SEAMUS, serves as Editiorial Consultant for Computer Music Journal, and is President of the International Computer Music Association (ICMA). He received his Ph.D. from Princeton University.
Eric is a PhD candidate (ABD) in Music Technology at the Music and Audio Research Lab (MARL) @ NYU. After earning a BSEE at Syracuse University in 2007, Eric flocked south to pursue a masters in Music Engineering Technology at the University of Miami, graduating in 2009. During the completion of his master’s thesis, Eric fell in love with music informatics and New York City; as a result, he now spends his days in the Village, striving to make machines more intelligent. In addition to the academic pursuits of higher education, Eric is a multi-instrumentalist, has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Miami, worked as an independent contractor roles for several audio technology companies, spent a summer at Google doing really exciting things he can’t really talk about, and currently serves as the student member on the ISMIR Steering Committee.
Rich Vreeland (also known as Disasterpeace) is an award winning freelance composer / sound designer based in Berkeley, CA, with a focus in producing and directing dynamic sound treatments for games. He grew up in New York clacking rhythms on his teeth and writing guitar licks, eventually graduating from Berklee College of Music with a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Synthesis. Along the way he’s interned with the MIT Game Lab, written original music for classic franchises like Bomberman, and developed a critically acclaimed generative music tool. He performs his music regularly at big events like PAX and Indiecade, and has been a speaker at events around the globe. Rich has worked on just about every contemporary platform, knows his way around middleware tools, and likes to get his hands dirty. Most recently, he wrote the music for the 2012 IGF Seamus McNally Grand Prize winner FEZ, which also took home numerous awards for best game and soundtrack of 2012.
4:15-5:30PM Demo Session