Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 1:00pm to 6:00pm
370 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY     map

Thursday, February 16th at 1pm ET
NYU - 370 Jay Street Room 1215, Brooklyn, NY


Join ISSUE in collaboration with The Computer Music Center at Columbia University and NYU Tandon School of Engineering for an afternoon series of artist talks and discussion centered around the impact of the design, workflow, philosophy, and creative work made possible by Serge Tcherepnin’s vision of creative sound synthesis. Thomas Ankersmit, Todd Barton, Anastasia Clarke, Dani Dobkin, Kelly Heaton, Char Jeré, Jen Kutler, and Naomi Mitchell will discuss their process and practice followed by an open discussion moderated by R. Luke DuBois from the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and Seth Cluett from the Computer Music Center at Columbia University. 

In 2023, the Serge Modular synthesizer celebrates its 50th anniversary. Originally developed by Serge Tcherepnin in 1973, it is widely considered one of the most powerful and versatile electronic instruments of the analog era. Unlike more well-known companies like Moog and ARP, Tcherepnin wasn’t interested in synthesizers as a tool for simulating traditional instruments (piano, organ, etc) in a cheaper or more portable package. Instead, he focussed on the potential  of electronics to create previously unheard sounds and entirely new forms of music. The Serge Modular was deliberately sold without a manual or a traditional keyboard, encouraging experimentation.

This event is part of a series of performances, talks, and workshops that mark the 50th anniversary of the Serge Modular synthesizer presented in collaboration with The Computer Music Center at Columbia University and NYU.

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