Since Fall 2017 I’m holding a lecture for the NYU Berlin, Tisch School of the Arts. Since 2016 students are coming to Berlin to deepen their knowledge of “Future Pop Music Studies“: electronic music, production techniques and creative experiments as in my course. I try to encourage the students to experiement with non-product sound machines, look at how sound is created at a basic level and generally focus of unboxing and non-intended use of technology.
The Course “Creative Experiments with Emerging Music Technologies” introduces students to innovative and cutting-edge technologies of sound, video, and interface design. The course consists of both a theoretical and a hands-on part.
Music and creative technologies have shifted in the past years from preset-focused black-box devices to open and hackable hard- and software. Examples are MaxMSP (Ableton), the Kinect Motion sensor, VR-Plattforms or open source music instruments like Korgs Mono series, Littlebits or Bastl Kits. This shift enables artists today to better understand the inner workings of instruments and engage a very different working process: Devices can be created and manipulated more easily, forming future tools and creating a rich variety of different media.