In the Electroacoustic Improv ensemble—also known as the MEME ensemble—, students gain an understanding of live performance techniques using interactive music technology.
In addition to onstage performance experience, listening and improvisation exercises lead to the development of personalized approaches (including software/hardware systems) optimized for the students’ modes of expression. Students also gain an understanding of the history and context of musical improvisation using technology, including repertoire and critical studies.
The ensemble performs several times a year in public concerts in various venues on campus, including Grant Recital Hall and the Martinos Auditorium in the Granoff Center. It has also performed at the PIXILERATIONS FESTIVAL in Providence and in a special internet collaboration performance with Paul Oliveros and students from RPI.