· technical program | Sound Installations | Keynote speech: Don Buchla
| Session 1: 4 papers + 1 report | Poster Session 1 | Demo Session 1 | Session 2: 6 reports | Invited speaker: Golan Levin | Session 3: 5 papers | Poster Session 2 | Demo Session 2 | Session 4: 6 reports | Invited speaker (B. Buxton) | Session 5: 4 papers + 1 report | Poster Session 3 | Demo Session 3 | Session 6: 6 reports
P.O.Box 10205, Berkeley, CA 94709
will be presenting and showing some of the fascinating musical instruments that he
has created since 1965.
Educated in physics, physiology, and music, Don Buchla's
multi-faceted creativity has been applied to fields as diverse as space biophysics research, musical instrument design, and multi-media composition.Much of his
work has centered on the refinement of communication channels between man and machine, notably the invention of mobility aids for the visually handicapped, the development of instrumentation for bio-feedback and physiological telemetry, and the design of interactive electronic musical instruments and performance-oriented music languages. Don founded the alternative band, Fried Suck, was a founding member of the 15 piece Arch Ensemble, and co-founded the Electric Weasel Ensemble, and the Muse and the Fuse.He
has collaborated with such luminaries as Ami Radunskaya, David Rosenboom, Anthony Braxton, David Wessel, Susan Rawcliff, Mark Goldstein, Morton Subotnick, Joel Davel, Wendy Reid, George Lewis, Peter Apfelbaum, Roberto Morales, David Kean, Yasi, and his
son, Ezra Buchla.He
has recently developed several exotic controllers that provide expressive alternatives to traditional musical input devices; recent inventions include Thunder, Lightning II, Wind, Rain, and the Marimba Lumina.He
is currently completing a major redesign of the 200 series modular synthesizer and contemplating new projects.