Before joining NYU, Jaime E. Oliver (Lima, 1979) studied in Perú until
2006, obtained a PhD in Computer Music from the University of
California, San Diego (2011) where he studied with Miller Puckette, and
was Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow at Columbia University in New York
(-2013). His work has received several prizes and has been featured in
many international festivals and conferences, working independently and
collaborating with several composers, improvisers and artists in a field
of action that spans sound performance and installation, composing and
performing music, and programming open source software.
music and research explores the concept of musical instrument in
electronic and computer music, designing instruments that listen,
understand, remember and respond. His open source Silent Drum and MANO
controllers use computer vision techniques to continuously track and
classify hand gestures. In these devices, the composition is not
separate from the instrument and vice-versa, but intimately linked.
Furthermore, this wider view of musical instrument allows to view the
diverse practices of sonic creation in a new light.