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Graduate students from the Berklee Technology Innovation Lab will be presenting their projects at this year's Sónar Festival in Barcelona from June 16th through to June 18th.
Sónar +D is the international conference organized by Sónar that covers the digital transformation of the creative industry to develop and strengthen talent, exchange knowledge and establish business opportunities.
Our music technology innovation graduate students will be presenting three projects on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00h to 20:00h at the MarketLab:
The Junk Orchestra
By Andrew Hlynsky
A mechanical toy xylophone, the keypad of an 80s calculator and a vintage telephone switchboard are the strange instruments of this electromechanical orchestra controlled by MIDI and made of recycled materials. The Junk Orchestra can play automatic pieces or even interact with the audience through MIDI controllers.
Becoming a Digital Humanist
By Jeffrey Cobbold
Can music technology meet humanities? The answer is affirmative according to Jeffrey Cobbold, who uses experimental music and conceptual video to tell stories, reasonable considering his career as digital humanist and his studies on issues like race, tradition and individuality.
By Michael Samuels
You can carry the music in the palm of your hand with Polygong. This audiovisual controller uses physical parameters like spin, orientation and acceleration to generate audiovisual variables. The sides and the edges of this polygon adapt themselves intuitively to scales and timbres, thus allowing to touch the shape of the sound literally.