Opening convocation ceremonies at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music included a live demonstration and performance of new technology developed with the support of ICE. An ensemble of twenty musicians conducted by UGA Director of Bands Dr. Cynthia Johnston Turner, along with the mobile phones of 250 audience members, performed a composition by DMA candidate Cody Brookshire.
Brookshire, in collaboration with Nicholas Saney (Computer Science, Linguistics), Richard Saney (Computer Science, Music), and Jake Reeves (Mathematics, Music) received a 2015-2016 mini-grant to develop technology that enables electronic devices to be synchronized, solving a major latency challenge of networked electo-acoustic performance.
Following the successful development and performance, the team is exploring ways to make the technology available to more artists. Visit http://synkrotakt.com for more information and a video demo.