“Making Music Interactive”
When: Thursday, April 19th @1pm
Where: 6th floor Conference Room (609), 35 West 4th Street
Abstract: Yotam Mann makes music that engages listeners through interactivity. His work takes the form of websites, installations, and instruments. He is also the author the open source Web Audio framework, Tone.js, which aims to enable other music creators to experiment with interactivity. In this talk, he discusses some of his techniques and motivations in creating interactive music.
Bio: Yotam Mann is a composer and programmer. He creates interactive musical experiences in which listeners can explore, create and play with sound.While studying jazz piano at UC Berkeley, Yotam stumbled across the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT), which opened his eyes to a new way of making music with technology that eventually inspired him to earn a second degree in Computer Science. He is the author of the most popular open source library for making interactive music in the browser, Tone.js. Now based in New York, Yotam continues to work at the intersection of music and technology, creating interactive musical experiences in the form of apps, websites, and installations. He was part of the inaugural class at NEW INC, adjunct professor at ITP, NYU Tisch, and 2016 Creative Capital Grantee in Emerging Fields.