6 -10 JUNE 2007

Harvestworks and LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots host the Seventh International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression, held in NYC from 6th to 10th of June 2007.

NYC is a hotbed of activity in music, art and technology, with numerous people and organizations involved in areas directly and indirectly relevant to NIME.
NYC is home to a vibrant community of new electronic instrument makers, performers and composers, as well as venues and organizations eager to present their work. Many local schools and universities offer programs and courses in electronic music, physical computing, new media and related areas.

Groups such as Dorkbot, Share, Harvestworks and others host regular meetings for the interchange of ideas in electronic music and new media technologies. Performance series such as Darmstadt and Warper and progressive venues such as Galapagos, Issue Project Room and Tonic present new music and new media performances on a regular basis. NYC is also home to a thriving DIY community of instrument makers, circuit benders, a/v hackers and the like.

This year, NIME is included as a part of the New York Electronic Arts Festival. This festival, which runs from May 31st through June 10th, will present concerts, workshops and special events in electronic arts and new media.

NIME 2007 will include a special focus on Music & Robotics. Events related to this theme include a keynote speech by Trimpin, a workshop with several noted luminaries in the world of Music & Robotics, a series of LEMUR concerts (as part of the NY Electronic Arts Festival), and the solicitation of conference papers related to Music & Robotics.

Keynote speakers:

Perry Cook, Professor of Computer Science and Music, Princeton University
Trimpin, Renown Sound Art Sculptor and Roboticist
Teresa Marrin Nakra, Founder & Artistic Director, Immersion Music

Special workshop on music & robotics with:

Jacques Rémus
Godfried-Willem Raes
Gordon Monahan
Eric Singer