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The Working Group in Digital and New Media Presents
Music and Computer/Human Interaction: Interface and Improvisation
Prof. Michael Wittgraf, Department of Music
Wednesday October 26, 12 pm, O’Kelly Hall 203

Technology facilitating the interaction between computers and humans in the making of music has grown so robust in the past decade that the field has seen an explosion of activity. There are a host of new interfaces, flurries of experimentation resulting in new music that requires such technology, and the appearance of concerts that feature only these kinds of musical works.

The work “Gold Digger”, for four trumpets and computer operator by UND composer Michael Wittgraf, is such a musical work, and will be premiered on Thursday evening, October 27, at 8:00 p.m. during the annual UND Trumpet Studio “Trumpet Volunscary” concert, presented by Dr. Ronnie Ingle, UND Associate Professor of Trumpet.

On Wednesday, October 26th at noon, Wittgraf will explain the philosophy and demonstrate the technology behind his music in a kind of preconcert lecture. The technology that he will use on the concert includes a Wii remote control, four microphones, and KYMA X music software. The trumpet players are Dr. Ingle and three UND students.

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October 20, 2011 at 9:37 am

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