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Friday, May 19 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Physical Sound Using Robotics

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In this discussion, Andy disgorges a practical overview of what he has learned in ten years of inventing instruments. These instruments are designed to use traditional and nontraditional ingredients such as water, gravity, fire, and rare crystals. Vibrating mediums and entrainment. Expressive dimensions and constraints. Why tuning and timbre remain gloriously unsolved and interconnected. Actuation and control systems. Why good prototypes should look like they were assembled at gunpoint. And tricks for exploring the vast dark forest of possibilities.

Program Themes
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Instrument Design

Since the first humans stood upright, people have been compelled to make sounds and compose them into rhythm and song. Humanity progresses, societies evolve, and expressions, representations, and tastes shift wildly, but the drive to make tools that produce music will always permeate all cultures. Once instrument builders first began to harness electronic technologies into new possibilities for instrument design, the door opened to radical innovations in performance, creation, and control. These are boundless tools: from the first synthesizers to the... Read More →
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Hacking Systems

The resurgence of a technological Maker Culture is undeniable, and Moogfest is a gathering for all those enthused by new tools for creative expression. Conversations, workshops, and installations will not only explore hardware and physical computing, but also reflect on how the l... Read More →

Talent
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Andy Cavatorta

Andy Cavatorta uses new technologies to coerce expressive music out of fire, glass, gravity, tiny vortices, underwater acoustics, and more. His instruments explore technologically mediated emotion and opportunities to express the previously inexpressible. Andy is a graduate of th... Read More →

Program Partners
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MIT Media Lab

The MIT Media Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab that encourages the unconventional mixing and matching of seemingly disparate research areas. At Moogfest 2017, we will be joined by MIT Media Lab's Andy Cavatorta.


Friday May 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
American Underground Bullpen 201 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

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