Orchestra Tech: National Conference
October 10 - 14, 2001 / New York City

Goals & Overview

The first step of Orchestra Tech, and the one upon which the others depend, is a national conference to be held October 10 - 14, 2001 in New York City at Columbia and New York Universities, Carnegie Hall, and several other venues in New York City. The Conference will gather from around the United States composers, conductors, other music professionals, orchestra leaders and administrators, software engineers and scientists, multimedia artists, technical specialists, academics, students and music industry leaders.

This National Conference will:

  • demonstrate working concepts;

  • exchange ideas;

  • present new musical works;

  • explore state-of-the-art technology and ideas employing technology;

  • examine future uses of technology in composition and live performance.

Tod Machover of the MIT Media Lab, will convene the Conference and serves as its Artistic Advisor. At the core of this national and international gathering are 25 prominent composers, scientists and music researchers known for pioneering and inventive work with media and music who participate as panelists, resident-composers and specialists, lecturing, demonstrating their work, participating in dialogue and sharing in composer-to-composer exchanges, and in symposia with general audience.

Specific conference activities include: panels, symposia, roundtables, breakout sessions, performances, lecture-demos and master classes at a number of major venues including Carnegie Hall, The Knitting Factory, The Great Hall at Cooper Union, Miller Theatre at Columbia University, The Juilliard School, and Merkin Concert Hall.

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Performances | Symposia
Presenter-Delegates | Composers | Technologists
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