Interactive Multimedia Performing Arts Collaborative Technology Conference

NYU Music Experience Design Lab (MusEDLab)
NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012 
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Saturday, August 6 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Rethinking the Conductor

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Figure is a new application which allows digital scores or instructions to be delivered to individual performers via a networked screen interface encouraging a new way to arrange and direct ensembles in realtime.

Notated music is often pre written, rehearsed and played in a very similar way each performance. There is a composer that writes the music, a conductor who administers that music, and performers who execute it. The musical outcome is often quite predictable and there is not a large amount of "freedom" granted to the performers in the moment. It is something of a top-down hierarchy of organization. On the other hand, purely "freely" improvised music involves a more evenly distributed responsibility in which each citizen of a musical ensemble becomes the conductor, composer, and performer at the same time. The compositional possibilities between these two extremes become more intriguing than ever by incorporating networked and screen based strategies for composition and education.


Justin Peake

Research Fellow, NYU - ITP
Justin Peake is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and multimedia designer who has been working since 2006 at the intersection of jazz, improvisation, new music composition, and experimental performance. He holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy focusing on Science, Cognition... Read More →

Saturday August 6, 2016 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Conference Space - 6th Floor 35 W. 4th St., New York, NY 10012

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