Computer Music & Multimedia (MEME)

MEME (Multimedia & Electronic Music Experiments) is an interdisciplinary program within the Brown University Music Department that focuses on the creative use of emerging technology for real-time interactive performance and installation. meme@brown is known for art and research that traverse the boundaries between computer music, installation, video, theater and dance.

As part of the larger Brown and RISD digital media community, meme@brown provides expertise and promotes research in real-time electronic music, instrument design, interactive video, motion tracking and other hardware/software. Local, national and international artists are featured regularly at MEME concerts, symposia, and workshops.


Joseph Butch Rovan, Co-Director 
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Todd Winkler, Co-Director
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James Moses, Technical Director/Lecturer
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Kristina WarrenVisiting Assistant Professor
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Wang Lu, Assistant Professor of Music
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Eric Nathan, Assistant Professor of Music
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Associated Faculty

Ed Osborn, Associate Professor of Visual Art
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Ali Momeni
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Graduate Students
Undergraduate Music Concentrators

Degrees and Courses

meme@brown offers an undergraduate concentration in computer music and multimedia and a Ph.D. degree in Computer Music and Multimedia. The program regularly collaborates with departments and students from across the Brown and RISD campuses and graduate and undergraduate students from a variety of disciplines participate in meme courses and research.

Please note: the graduate program in Computer Music will not be accepting any applications for the 2018-19 academic year.

Graduate program information and requirements
Undergraduate information and requirements
Music Department Courses
MEME Ensemble

Resources and Facilities