Wednesday 14 December 2016, talk 5.30 (doors 5pm), mince pies at 6.30pm, carriages at 7pm
This is a free talk aut 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!
17:30 Start of lecture
18:30 Drinks and mince pies