Joe Abbati; BM, MFA - Frost School of Music
Why not make electronic music together? – Featuring the Frost Laptop Ensemble
Wednesday, March 27th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Joe Abbati [ BM, MFA ] is an artist/educator/electronic musician based in Miami. He has been a faculty member in the Music Engineering Technology Program at the highly acclaimed Frost School of Music for more than 20 years. A veteran of the computer game industry, Joe has created original scores and sound design for over 30 published titles. As an electronic music producer/performer, he has played all original live sets at festivals ranging from Universo Parelllo and Fora do Tempo in Brazil, to the more local, such as Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, The Grassroots Festival,
EarthDance, Loveburn etc. Starting in 2012, he co-founded a new principle instrument track in the Frost School of Music. As Director of the Contemporary Media Performance Studio, Joe teaches private lessons and ensemble groups focused on computer based composition. The studio aspires to create new frontiers in the dynamic performance of electronic music by talented, young musicians. Joe’s philosophy is that in the laptop, the convergence of tools for realtime audio synthesis along with creative multi-touch and gestural interfaces allows for new definition of the term "instrument"...the opportunities for the development of a new type of electronic music composer/performer deserve to be explored.