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Innovating Music


Join our talks with diverse innovators about disruptive technologies in music.  We bring together with unique voices from inside and outside of the music industry. As Kevin Kelly has been quoted to say, “The Future is Already Here -- It’s just not evenly distributed.” Join us to see where the future may already have landed.

May 4, 2016

Mike D'Errico, doctoral candidate at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, shares his expansive thoughts on user interface design and social context of innovating music. He discusses tensions and biases in user interface design, and thoughts on integrating performers into the development of interfaces for new instruments. Mike shares thoughts on next technologies in music creation and the nature of the future recording studio.

Our Guest: 

Michael D’Errico is unique voice in this podcast -- researcher, designer, and electronic musician. His realms of work are wide: hip-hop and electronic dance music, popular music and technology, video games and multimedia art, and sound studies. He is a PhD candidate in the UCLA Department of Musicology and the Digital Humanities Graduate Certificate Program. Other projects include an ethnography of hip-hop and electronic dance music communities in Los Angeles, sound design for the RomeLab virtual world project, and the construction of Notes—a music and multimedia annotation app. From Boston to Los Angeles, he has performed as a DJ, drummer, and electronic musician for various experimental music acts.