About the Center:
Changing the Way We Create and Experience Music
The Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology (GTCMT) is an international center for creative and technological research in music, focusing on the development and deployment of innovative musical technologies.
Our vision is twofold: to transform the ways in which we create and experience music, and to create the next generation of technology for musical composition, performance, consumption, and education.
Our mission: to provide a framework for students, faculty, and researchers to apply their musical, technological, and scientific creativity to the development of innovative musical and technological artifacts.
The Center exists within the School of Music in Georgia Tech's College of Design. Faculty and students at the Center have backgrounds in music, engineering, computer science, and acoustics, among a variety of other disciplines. Our goal is to combine our musical, technological, and scientific research to create rich and expressive experiences for composers, performers, and audiences.
Areas of interest include education, robotic musicianship, machine learning, digital signal processing, musical informatics, new interfaces for music expression, sonification, acoustics, music cognition, mobile music, interactive music, and networked music, among others.
Over the years we have developed robotic musicians such as Shimon that can listen to, understand, create, and improvise music; tools such as Earsketch that support learning to code by making music; novel algorithms that enable new ways of producing, accessing, and enjoying digital music; acoustic research that bridges the fields of music, engineering, and technology; body augmentation for musicians such as the Robotic Drumming Prosthetic; and new musical instruments as featured in our annual international Guthman Musical Instrument Competition.