Music + Technology = Online Jammin’ at UC Riverside

A free online workshop called Online Jammin’ will be offered on April 21 for musicians looking to learn new techniques using free online technology programs

Online Jammin’ is a free daylong workshop taking place on April 21 open to all musicians.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Wanted: Music professionals and amateurs.

A free online workshop called Online Jammin’ will be offered on Saturday, April 21 for musicians looking to learn new techniques using free online technology programs. Local participants wishing to take the daylong workshop in-person can visit the Experimental, Acoustic, Research Studio, also known as EARS in downtown Riverside. Those who are out of town can simply connect via the internet.   

UC Riverside Composition Professor Paulo Chagas, founder of EARS, is organizing the event with doctoral students Ethan Castro and Christiaan Clark in an effort to bridge music and technology. EARS is located in a 3,000 square-foot space dedicated to the advancement of new multi-disciplinary approaches to digital music and media.

“It’s a jam session to connect you to friends across cities,” Chagas said of the workshop. Participants will not have to purchase any equipment. Musicians will primarily rely on JackTrip, a software used to access and combine audio over the internet.

Participants should RSVP by emailing Chagas at: paulo.chagas@ucr.edu or ears@ucr.edu.

Chagas is leading the workshop through his project Intersections of Art, Technology and Society, funded by a Humanities Interdisciplinary Projects Award from UCR’s Center of Ideas and Society. Together Chagas and the Center want to offer musicians and technology enthusiasts an opportunity to be creative and collaborate across the wireless network.

The workshop will feature Chris Chafe, a composer, improviser, and cellist who developed much of his music alongside computer-based research. He is also the director of Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA). The second guest is Scott Oshiro, who will be assisting Chafe in the workshop. Oshiro graduated from George Mason University with a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, with a concentration in computer engineering. Oshiro will be joining Stanford’s CCRMA in the fall.

Both Chafe and Oshiro will demonstrate how to create and perform music through the internet. Musicians will have the opportunity to work in groups to create a song and present to all participants.

To participate:

Date: Saturday, April 21

Time: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

RSVP: paulo.chagas@ucr.edu or ears@ucr.edu.

Location: EARS, 1935 Chicago Ave., Suite B in Riverside; ears.ucr.edu

To connect to Online Jammin’: https://www.kadenze.com/courses/online-jamming-and-concert-technology/info

More on UCR’s Center for Ideas and Society: ideasandsociety.ucr.edu/event/online-jammin/

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