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Making Music in the 21st Century May 07, 2010 All Day
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Description MSRI invites you to a two-part event on Friday, May 7 from 4:45pm to 7:15pm. Join us for the entire evening, or attend any portion of the event.

The event begins with an hour-long class (4:45-5:45pm) in the Simons Auditorium on "Playing Music on your iPhone and iPad" with Stanford Professor Ge Wang of the CCRMA (Stanford Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics), creator of "Ocarina" for the iPhone and "Magic Piano" for the iPad, founder and director of SLOrk (Stanford Laptop Orchestra) and MoPhO (Stanford Mobile Phone Orchestra) and Jieun Oh, Co-Director of SLOrk and MoPhO.

A reception will be held, 5:45-6:15pm, in the Atrium.

From 6:15-7:15pm, a lecture/demonstration by Ge Wang and Jieun Oh will take place in the Simons Auditorium. They will also be joined by MSRI's Director Robert Bryant and UC Berkeley Professor David Eisenbud for a discussion about new technologies in music-making.

Attendees with iPhones and/or iPads may want to download and install one or more of the following programs and experiment with them before the event:

Parking: Please note that parking in the lot between MSRI and the Space Sciences Lab (SSL) is available weekdays -- free-of-charge -- starting at 5:00 PM. The lot is reached from Centennial Drive by turning onto the "Gauss Way" access road that leads to MSRI / SSL. Disabled parking spaces are located at the entrance to MSRI's Chern Hall. Otherwise, parking in the Institute's terraced hillside lot (directly off Centennial Drive) requires walking up 95+ steps to the MSRI building.

FYI: On weekdays the H-line Bus -- with stops at Berkeley BART and on the UCB campus -- arrives at SSL / MSRI at 4:21 PM and departs from SSL / MSRI at 7:15 PM (which is the final run of the day). For the complete schedule, which runs at 30 minute intervals, please see:


For directions to MSRI, please see the URL below: