A pianist demonstrates the Skywalker project

Changing Music with Technology

Changing Music with Technology

The Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology aims to transform the ways we create and experience music, and to create the next generation of technology for composition, performance, consumption, and education.

Bosko plays the Electrospit.

ElectroSpit wins 2020 Guthman Competition

The Electrospit, created by Bosko, reimagined the classic talkbox as a portable device paired with a smartphone. Along with keyboardist and hip-hop entrepreneur Craig King and DJ David Lopez, he enthralled the crowd with an exciting performance that drew from his experience working with musicians such as Outkast.

 

Prosthetic Drumming Arm Sets Record

Jason Barnes, a one-armed drummer, sets a Guinness World Record with 2,400 beats a minute with the help of a prosthetic drumming arm invented by researchers at the Center for Music Technology. The prosthesis includes two drumsticks: The first is controlled both physically by the musician's arm and electronically using electromyography (EMG) muscle sensors; the second “listens” to the music being played and improvises.

Making Music with Brain Waves and Heartbeats

Georgia Tech School of Music professor Grace Leslie was recently featured on Science Friday, a program that spotlights entertaining and educational stories about science and technology. In the video, she discusses how she uses her brain and body to compose music, and how she develops new technologies in her research.

 

Our Research

Our research focuses on creating innovative musical technologies that transform the ways in which we create, experience, and learn music.

Robotic musicians perform with humans.

Robotic Musicianship

Facilitating meaningful musical interactions between humans and machines.
Colleagues converse at a dry erase board.

Music Informatics

Designing the next generation of intelligent music software.
Two people conversing at a computer.

Computational Music for All

Seeking to engage a broad and diverse public in creative and collaborative music-making.
A student uses a brain scanner in an experiment.

Brain Music

Combining brainwave data and other physiological measurement techniques with new music technologies.
An image of a musical score and graph to illustrate computational and cognitive musicology.

Computational and Cognitive Musicology

Using scientific methodology to answer questions about how people respond to musical structure and organization.

See and Hear What We Do

Watch and listen to recent work that displays the various ways in which we create and experience the next generation of technology for musical composition, performance, consumption, and education.

Robotic Musician Performance

Skywalker Hand Demonstration

Live EarSketch Demo

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