Glass Music

Posted on February 22, 2013 by Anya Ventura

in 2013, CAST Visiting Artist Mark Stewart brought an electronic looper to the MIT Glass Lab to record and overlay sound loops. In composing their collective piece for the CAST Marathon concert, each member of the Glass Orchestra will add the sound of their instrument (one at a time) to the loop until they have a richly textured piece. In the below photo, Kenny Cheung (Postdoctoral Associate, Media Lab) and Mason Glidden (BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ’14) add blown-bottle sounds to the looper.

 

Kenny Cheung (Postdoctoral Associate, Media Lab) and Mason Glidden (BS, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ’14) add blown-bottle sounds to the looper in preparation for the CAST Music and Technology Marathon Concert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mark Stewart at MIT, 2013. Credit: L. Barry Hetherington.
Mark Stewart at MIT, 2013. Credit: L. Barry Hetherington.

 

 

 

 

Mark Stewart and Glass Lab Director Peter Houk teach MIT students how to design and build a glass orchestra from scratch – with an emphasis on the new and unconventional. Throughout the course of the year, students will explore the sonic possibilities afforded by the medium of glass, culminating in an ensemble performance in the spring of 2013.
Mark Stewart and Glass Lab Director Peter Houk teach MIT students how to design and build a glass orchestra from scratch – with an emphasis on the new and unconventional. Throughout the course of the year, students will explore the sonic possibilities afforded by the medium of glass, culminating in an ensemble performance in the spring of 2013.
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