Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Dorkbot, featuring Nick Didkovsky

Georgia Tech's next Dorkbot art and technology forum (next Wednesday, January 16th, at 7 pm) features composer Nick Didkovsky presenting MetaSection Piece Generator, a program that composes music for live ensemble. Nick will discuss and demonstrate his unique approach to algorithmic composition, joining us via videoconference from New York. (Next month, you'll have a chance to hear Nick's piece, Rain on a Frail Cutie, performed on Sonic Generator's February 12th concert.)

Nick is a truly unique musician: he plays guitar in his avant-rock septet, Doctor Nerve; he has written music for the Bang on a Can All-Starts and the California EAR Unit; he is the developer of the Java Music Specification Language (JMSL); he has created a number of compelling interactive music applications on the web; and he is director of bioinformatics for the Gensat project at Rockefeller University. We hope you'll join us for this wonderful opportunity to learn more about Nick's music and his compositional process.

Full information at dorkbot-atl, which is sponsored by the Music Department in the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech.

1 comment:

Darren Nelsen said...

I'm sorry I won't make, as this sounds like an incredible event. I have another commitment that night. Any chance the videoconference will be archived and put on the web??