Nov. 20th: The History and Future of Audio Synthesis

Thicket, Morgan Packard & Joshue Ott

The promise of computerized audio synthesis is to generate any sound imaginable. This occurs on computer hardware with limitations using software designed with preconceived notions. This salon will explore the history of audio synthesis and sound generation, the trends of proliferation on personal devices, and future directions of the discipline.

When: Wednesday, Nov 20th, 7:30pm
Where: Boston Cyberarts Gallery, 141 Green St., Jamaica Plain, MA
Presenters: Morgan Packard and Nick Donaldson
Free event
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About the Presenters

Morgan Packard is a musician and sound artist. His history as a performer has ranged from jazz to drum and bass to classical. Programming his own tools allows him to create unique sounds.  Morgan has three albums out on Anticipate Recordings and Microcosm Music and has performed around the world. Thicket, his application made in collaboration with Joshue Ott, is available for the iPad or iPhone. It has been downloaded close to a million times and received multiple Apple app store features. Morgan also wrote the audio code for Morton Subotnick’s Pitch Painter app.

Nick Donaldson is an engineer with a penchant for music. With a Master of Music in Music Technology and a day job as a senior iOS developer, he has spent the last few years seeking new and interesting ways to bring together his passions for music and software. His own music and interactive work has been featured in a theatrical production at McGill University and exhibited at events such as Somerville’s Mini Maker Faire.

Morgan and Nick are co-creators of the Tonic audio synthesis framework.

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