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reacTable lecture

STEIM presents the reacTable lecture. The reacTable is a state-of-the-art
multi-user electro-acoustic music instrument with a tabletop tangible user
interface. Several simultaneous performers share complete control over the
instrument by moving physical artefacts on the table surface and
constructing different audio topologies in a kind of tangible modular
synthesizer or graspable flow-controlled programming language.

The instrument was developed by a team of digital luthiers under the
direction of Dr. Sergi Jordà. The "Interactive Sonic Systems" team is
working in the Music Technology Group within the Audiovisual Institute at
the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona Spain. Its main activities
concentrate on the design of new musical interfaces, such as tangible music
instruments and musical applications for mobile devices.

Date: Tuesday Oct 31
Venue: STEIM, Utrechtsedwarsstraat 134, Amsterdam
Time: 20.00 hour
Entrance: free
Reservations and more information: or 020-6228690


Sergi Jordà <> holds a PhD in Computer
Science and Digital Communication from the Pompeu Fabra University of
Barcelona, where he teaches computer music, audio programming, HCI, and
interactive media arts. As a luthier and improviser he likes to invent new
digital musical instruments without forgetting to make music with them. His
music has been released on various labels and compilations, he has composed
for different instrumental setups and for films, but he prefers the
immediacy and volatility of free improvisation. As a researcher, he has
written many articles, books, given workshops and lectured though Europe,
Asia and America. As a digital media creator, he has also worked extensively
in performances and installations in collaboration with other artists.

Martin Kaltenbrunner <> is a researcher and
Ph.D. candidate working in the Music Technology Group within the Audiovisual
Institute at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, Spain. His research
covers auditory and tangible user interfaces and interactive sonic systems -
topics, which he has been teaching at various european universities.
Currently he is mainly working on the reacTable*, a novel electronic music
instrument with a tangible user interface.

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