Science, Technology & Society :: STS Symposium 2011

TECHNOmusia: Science, Technology and Music in the 21st Century


Performance by Futureman and The Electric Golem

 

Performance by The Electric Golem

PART I

PART II


Trevor Pinch and Roy Wooten pontificate
about the relationship between Science and Art:


STS Symposium 2011: Science, Technology and Music

More pictures of the event here...

THANK YOU to the Sheila Johnson Institute!
Futureman explains the Drumitar The Electric Golem performs The Electric Golem - equipment check Roy "Futureman" Wooten


PROGRAM DETAILS

Technomusia is a program of the Science, Technology and Society B.S. Program at Morrisville State College, State University of New York (SUNY) designed to bring greater awareness to the public of the intersections between high technology and cultural expressions through music.

  • 1pm – 2pm and 2pm - 3pm: “Master Class” sessions , wherein our musical guests will individually explain their instruments, discuss how they came to engage in electronic music, and give brief performances to demonstrate how electronic technologies have allowed them to compose and perform in new and unique ways.
    Location: MSC Student Activities Center Theater
  • 3:30pm – 5:00pm: Panel Discussion, whereupon broader questions will be addressed about how science and technology have influenced the cultural production, distribution and consumption of music in modern times. Topics will include: the invention of the Moog synthesizer, the ethics of sampling and file sharing, and the relationship of music to nature and mathematics, for example, to Phi (or the Golden ratio).
    Location: MSC Student Activities Center Theater
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm: Performances, including performances from The Electric Golem and Futureman; an improvisational group performance is possible as well.
    Location: MSC Student Activities Center Theater

MORE VIDEO OF OUR FEATURED GUESTS

Futureman Explains His Drumitar - CHicago 12/12/2009

Trevor Pinch Speaks About ACIDPlanet



Trevor Pinch of The Electric GolemTrevor Pinch is Professor of Science and Technology Studies and Professor of Sociology at Cornell University. He works mainly in the fields of James Spitznagel of The Electric Golemsociology of science, sociology of technology, sociology of economics, and sound studies. Recent books include Dr Golem: How To Think About Medicine (with Harry Collins, Chicago University Press, 2005) and Living in a Material World: Economic Sociology Meets Science and Technology Studies (edited with Richard Swedberg, MIT Press, 2008). He is the editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Sound Studies (with Karin Bijsterveld, Oxford University Press, 2011). He is a member of The Electric Golem, an experimental synthesizer duo, also featuring Ithaca-area artist James Spitznagel. They have recently released a CD on Ricochet Records (Berlin) and have a second release on the way. Pinch has built his own analog synthesizer and also plays a 1970s-era Moog synthesizer with the project. He co-authored, with Frank Trocco, Analog Days: The Invention and Impact of the Moog Synthesizer (Harvard University Press, 2002).

Roy "Futureman" WootenRoy “Futureman” Wooten is a five-time Grammy Award-winning, American musician. Internationally known as the inventor of the Drumitar and percussionist/founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, he has reached unprecedented heights within the possibilities of percussion and composition. Whether playing traditional drums with a jazz combo, conducting his own symphony, or performing with the Flecktones, Futureman continues to reinvent and fascinate audiences and peers alike with each recent development in his mysterious world of creation. He is the second eldest of the Wooten Brothers (five brothers known for playing their respective instruments with paralyzing skill). As young children they began playing in the front yard for passers by and eventually went on to join the Arista Records roster and open for such acts as WAR, Curtis Mayfield, the Temptations, and Stephanie Mills. Futureman is the drummer of the bunch, but his insatiable thirst for innovation, technology, and exploration eventually resulted in the advent of the Drumitar, an instrument of his own invention which incorporates MIDI, trigger pads, and drum samples.

 


OTHER LINKS ABOUT TECHNOLOGY AND MUSIC


SYMPHONY OF SCIENCE ::
WE ARE ALL CONNECTED

Go to Symphony Of Science.com NOW!

9TH WONDER :: THE ART OF SAMPLING

9th Wonder: The Art of Sampling


DUB FX :: MADE

Dub FX Demonstrates the RC-50 Loop Station

RICO LOOP :: AFRICA

Rico Loop Demonstrates the RC-50 Loop Station



COMPUTER ANIMATION and MIDI MUSIC

www.ANIMUSIC.com

Interview with the Animusic Creators

THE MOOG SYNTHESIZER ::
AL SCHNIER from MOE

Al Schnier of Moe Talks About the Moog Synthesizer

BBC News Report on the MOOG (1969)

1969 BBC News report on the MOOG


SCIENCE DAILY Report on discovery of a
Universal Property of Music

Science Daily - Universal Property of Music

Carl Zimmer (Discover Magazine columnist) on
Music and the Brain

Music and the Brain