Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fwd: [FREE London talk] The Sound of {Music} Computing at QMUL

FREE event aimed at secondary school students (but all welcome!)

Dear colleagues

The IET and QMUL are jointly hosting "The Sound of {Music} Computing"
a Christmas lecture for schools and families to be given by Andrew
McPherson on Thursday 1 December 2016, at the People's Palace, Mile
End. Nearest tube is Stepney Green with 25/205 buses stopping next to
the venue (Mile End station is not far away).

Homepage | Eventbrite tickets (free) | Event flyer (PDF)

Mathematics and computer science are behind today's technological wizardry…

Let Andrew McPherson, both scientist and musician be your guide into
the world where computing and traditional musical instruments collide.

This is a free talk about augmented musical instruments, which use
digital technology to extend the creative possibilities of familiar
musical instruments. Augmented instruments build on centuries-old
designs like the piano and violin, but they also use electronic
sensors, actuators and computers to transform and enhance the sound of
the instrument as it is played. For example, we could build a piano
which can sustain forever and play vibratos and pitch bends like a
violin, or we could make an electronic violin that always stays in
tune no matter where you place your fingers.

This special one-off Christmas event – co-hosted by the School of
Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, and The
Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) – will be a fun-filled
evening full of surprises.

The evening is aimed at secondary school aged students, but with
surprises to be unveiled for both adults and young people alike. All
are welcome so if you have a curious mind, book your (free) tickets
below quickly as places are vanishing fast!


17:00 Registration
17:15 Seating
17:30 Start of lecture
18:30 Drinks and mince pies
19:00 Close

Best wishes,