Ge Wang


Ge Wang

Assistant Professor, Stanford University & Co-Founder, Smule


The art of designing computer music


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Abstract: This presentation explores the transformative possibilities of combining music and computers, art and technology to create new tools, toys, and social experiences to make music in new expressive ways.  We will take a journey through software design for music, expressive audio programming, laptop and mobile phone orchestras, mobile/social music apps like Ocarina and Magic Piano, and an emerging dimension where the computer, music, and people interact.


Ge WangBiosketch: Ge Wang is a researcher of interactive software tools, toys, and instruments for computer music, programming languages, mobile and social music, laptop orchestras, and education at the intersection of computer science and music.  He is an Assistant Professor at Stanford University’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), and the Co-founder of Smule (reaching over 125 million users).  Ge is the creator of the ChucK audio programming language, the founding director of the Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk), and the designer of the iPhone’s Ocarina and Magic Piano.


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Mathematics and Computation in Music