NYC SuperCollider

:: 7p -- Tae Hong Park

Presenting works and research with a focus on the technology and aesthetics of the Citygram urban sonification project that he leads from the NYU Steinhardt School of Music as Professor of Music Technology and Composition.

http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/faculty_bios/view/Tae_Hong_Park

http://www.dh2012.uni-hamburg.de/conference/programme/abstracts/citygram-one-visualizing-urban-acoustic-ecology/


Dr. Park argues that all efforts to "humanize" the city via a scientific
analysis of sound phenomena necessarily begins at the point of musical
awareness -- that even the apparently arbitrary sonic emissions of the
city constitute music, especially insofar as they are generated by the
ebb and flow of social behavior and human need. The system he is
developing generates an analysis of audible and inaudible sound events
using a broad network of distributed, wireless sensors based on custom
mobile device hardware and software.

His presentation is especially relevant in light of current plans in
New York City to replace the traditional grid of payphones with
inter-networked information booths that will naturally extend the
ubiquitous computing perimiter of each individual.

http://reinventpayphones.splashthat.com
http://www.controlgroup.com/reinvent-nyc-payphones.html


Sound plays an incredible role, though oft unheeded, in our day to day
activity. Projects like Citygram have the potential to elevate the
concerns of acoustic ecology from their role as Cassandra, providing
warnings and useful demographic data after-the-fact, towards a legitimate,
publicly recognized axis of interest in our social, political and
humanistic experience of the city.

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  • Richard K.

    A great group of people interested in furthering everyones understanding and practice with SuperCollider. Highly recommended for anyone interested in generative composition, electronic music and sonic aesthetics.

    April 17, 2013

  • Drew K.

    Hey everybody, String Noise is playing violin duos by myself & others -- 6 premieres -- tonight (Tuesday 4/16) at 8pm. $15. Hope y'all can come. DK

    April 16, 2013

  • Richard K.

    In the city for a week, would love to stop by, say hello and see what you guys are up to.

    April 15, 2013

  • David R.

    :: 7p -- Tae Hong Park

    Presenting works and research with a focus on the technology and aesthetics of the Citygram urban sonification project that he leads from the NYU Steinhardt School of Music as Professor of Music Technology and Composition.

    http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/faculty_bios/view/Tae_Hong_Park

    http://www.dh2012.uni-hamburg.de/conference/programme/abstracts/citygram-one-visualizing-urban-acoustic-ecology/


    Dr. Park argues that all efforts to "humanize" the city via a scientific
    analysis of sound phenomena necessarily begins at the point of musical
    awareness -- that even the apparently arbitrary sonic emissions of the
    city constitute music, especially insofar as they are generated by the
    ebb and flow of social behavior and human need. The system he is
    developing generates an analysis of audible and inaudible sound events
    using a broad network of distributed, wireless sensors based on custom
    mobile device hardware and software.

    April 15, 2013

  • David R.

    (continued...)

    His presentation is especially relevant in light of current plans in
    New York City to replace the traditional grid of payphones with
    inter-networked information booths that will naturally extend the
    ubiquitous computing perimiter of each individual.

    http://reinventpayphones.splashthat.com
    http://www.controlgroup.com/reinvent-nyc-payphones.html


    Sound plays an incredible role, though oft unheeded, in our day to day
    activity. Projects like Citygram have the potential to elevate the
    concerns of acoustic ecology from their role as Cassandra, providing
    warnings and useful demographic data after-the-fact, towards a legitimate,
    publicly recognized axis of interest in our social, political and
    humanistic experience of the city.

    1 · April 15, 2013

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