Miller Puckette @ CMC

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 5:30pm
Prentis Hall, Columbia University     map

Miller Puckette of the Music Department of University of California: San Diego (UCSD) presents: Some new and old ideas combining voice and live electronics.

"The human voice and electronic music have a long and fruitful history together (Gesang der Junglinge, Speech Songs, Six Fantasies on a Poem by Thomas Campion, Chreode 1, …) and the possibilities seem far from exhausted. In this talk I’ll describe some of the successes and failures I’ve had working with the Convolution Brothers, Juliana Snapper, and Philippe Manoury on various electronic music projects for live voice over the last two decades..." - Miller Puckette

Miller Puckette won Putnam and NSF fellowships to study mathematics at MIT and Harvard, where he finished his Ph.D. in 1986. From 1979 through 1986 he also worked on real-time techniques for live music performance at the MIT Media Lab. He then joined IRCAM where he wrote Max, a seminal computer music environment. In 1994 Puckette joined UCSD where he is now professor and chair of the music department, and is developing a software environment for computer music named Pure Data. In 2008 Puckette was recognized with the SEAMUS Award.