Ge Wang: The DIY orchestra of the future
Ge Wang - Music technologist
Both a musician and a computer scientist, Ge Wang turns ordinary MacBooks and iPhones into complex instruments. Full bio
best to provide a definition,
of code before in your life,
at 440 hertz for two seconds.
that computers are really good at,
Computer Research in Music and Acoustics.
actually come over to this thing.
you can put on your hands.
for the Laptop Orchestra,
English pendant configuration,
accompaniment with the melody.
dramatic effect, if you want,
three-letter names today, Los Angeles.
coming from all around the world
when there's 1,000 people.
About the speaker:Ge Wang - Music technologist
Both a musician and a computer scientist, Ge Wang turns ordinary MacBooks and iPhones into complex instruments.
Why you should listen
Ge Wang explores the intersection of technology and music, researching how programming languages and interactive software systems can push computer music from coded beeps and tones to something that musicians can actively play in the moment. An assistant professor at Stanford University, Wang is the founding director of both the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) and the Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra (MoPho).
Wang is also the man behind ChucK, a programming language built specifically for sound. He also co-founded Smule, a startup dedicated to musical apps that let people around the world make beautiful music … and connect with each other in the process. Their app Ocarina turns your iPhone into an ancient flute, for example, and Guitar! lets you strum your phone while a karaokist somewhere in the world provides lyrical support.
Ge Wang | Speaker | TED.com