I just returned from several days at the Society for Electroacoustic Music in the United States National Conference (SEAMUS 2010). Held at St. Cloud State University this year, the annual conference is gathering of electronic music practitioners. I gave a presentation on the MPG carepackage, a collection of MaxMSPJitter patches that makes it easy to coordinate musical data over a network.
I also had a chance to spend some time with two Digital Arts alums: Jana Fisher (BA/2009) and Chester Udell (BM/2005). Jana had a piece entitled Top40:France selected for the conference, a spectral composition that she created for her senior project. Jana is currently living in Brooklyn and working for an independent record label.
Chester is currently pursuing a PhD at UF. His piece for trombone and live electronics was entitled Brass Alchemist. It was really well done and I am not the only one that thought so; Chester was awarded first place in the annual SEAMUS/ASCAP Student Commission! Big congrats to him as this is a huge honor.
From left to right: Jana, Dr. Wolek and Chester.