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Music technology takes centre stage at York

Posted on 28 January 2013

The University of York is to host a day of music technology workshops and performances in partnership with the electronic music record label The Centrifuge.

The event on the 5 February in the Rymer Auditorium in the University’s Music Research Centre will be open to all and aims to show developments and ideas at the cutting edge of music technology and performance as well as providing an evening of great entertainment.

Supported by the PRS for Music Foundation, Supernatant Music Technology Workshops & Live Performances will feature themes such as human-machine interface design, physical modelling, generative process, enhancement of live performance and software synthesis.

Members of York’s Department of Music will present seminars along with visiting speakers and performers from across the UK. These will include Rob Tubb, from Queen Mary, University of London, and Matt Collings, of the University of Edinburgh.

Organiser Ben Eyes, a music technician in the Music Research Centre at York, said: “This event will appeal to everyone interested in cutting edge music technology particularly young people who are interested in going to university to study it. So we hope the event will appeal particularly to A level and GCSE students in the region.”

Wassim Alsindi, of Supernatant Laboratories and The Centrifuge, said: “We are excited to be partnering with the University of York's Music Research Centre to present this programme of unusual sounds and technologies, which join the dots between the latest research of the British academic community and the concert halls and nightclubs of the 21st century.”

The seminars will take place between 11am and 5pm on 5 February and performances between 7pm and 9pm. Tickets are £5 plus booking fee and free for University of York students, staff and associates.

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