Music 141 / Engineering Science 95me
(formerly Music 63)

Electronic Musical Instrument Design

Instructor: Paul D. Lehrman   •   Mon, Wed 4:30-5:45 pm
Fall semester 2019

INFORMATION:

What is this Course and Who Should Take It?

Course Requirements, Policies, Calendar

Assignments

Readings, Documentation & Media

Lecture notes

Simple Max Patch examples


Guest Presentations Spring 2019:

Nick Demopoulos SMOMID (String Modeling MIDI Device)

Leon Gruenbaum Samchillian, a relativistic instrument

Vessela StoyanovaBuchla Marimba Lumina

Ruben Sonz-BarnesROLI Seaboard and Blocks

Mike Buffington The Rhythmicon and Theremin

Roger Linn (videoconference)The Linnstrument

Fall lineup will be similar if not the same!

 


Click HERE for a video interview with Professor Lehrman from
Read about this course and the music engineering program at Tufts:


March 14, 2019


Winter 2007


November 2006

MAGAZINE
August 2005



November 13, 2001


Bridging the Gap Between Art and Science Education Through Teaching Electronic Musical Instrument Design

by instructor Paul Lehrman and student Todd Ryan,
presented at the

New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)

conference, Vancouver, Canada, May 2005

Spring 2019 Final Projects
Videos coming soon! • Click on the student's name in bold to see the full report

The Djjjembe

Danielle Blelloch
James Hoder
Joshua Schellinger
Jeremy Yang

The Glide Rule



Erick Orozco
Yekwon Park
Benny Roover
Paige Shephard

Musical Drive Console

Brandon Gray
Tim Holt
Emma Panullo
Will Yorton




Project reports from past years…

2018
The Wonderstick

Ben Machlin
Will Mairs
Edward Simendinger
Conversations…
around the Kitchen Table

Anna Bartlett
Ben Papp
Spencer Perry
Jake Zaslav
Backbeat

Robert Hrabchak
Nate Meier
Ian Rumsey
P.R.I.D.I.

Robert Hendler
Jacob Jaffe
Dan Meyer
Allen Zhou

 
2017
 
iColtrane

Ben Averill
Liam Brady
Dylan Hudson
Rohan Joshi
The Windstrument

Luca McDermott
Jack Vallerie
Greg Warns
Charles Winston
Tonnetz

Erich Hochwald
Will Luna
Ronna Ten Brink
Nathan Watts

     
 
2016
 
The Glass Harp

Jackson Clawson
Tyler Klein
Rachel Marison
Morgan Rivers
The Dubsteps (2.0)

Joe Cirone
Thomas Coons
Jeremy Marcus
Eamon Wick
The Musical Desk

Parker Heyl
Nhu Q. (Ty) Nguyen
Paloma Ruiz-Ramon
Peter Wu

 
2015
 

The Cubes of [Whatever]

Cody Chen
Michael Ferdico
Jacob Katsiaficas
Kurt Oleson

The Sonic Pyramid

Gregory Bento
Andrew Jarowenko
Thomas Klimek
Michael Nuzzolo
Extra: The New WIRELESS
Spiral of Fifths



Ruben Sonz-Barnes


 
2014
 

The Xenomod

Jasper Degens
Nate Grossman
Eli Jarzombek
Kyle Savidge

The Piezo Kalimba

Solomon Krevans
Brian McLaughlin
Chris Penny
Nick Picariello
The Spiral of Fifths

Josh Fishbein
Ruben Sonz-Barnes
Andrew Whitehead


 
2013
 

The Rainflute

Case Jemison
Tom Cahill
Meredith Packer

The Jazz Hands

Drew Zeiba
Liam Cassidy
Saul Sparber

The Electric Slide
(a/k/a The Lehremin)


Ben Silver

Nick Adolph
Jake Lazarus


 
2012
 

The Modular Composition Arcade

Ben Ewing
Eli Kohlenberg
Jeffrey Prescott
Scott Winther

Loop Loop Revolution

John Bradley
Scott Jacobson
Joo Kang

The Boxitron 5,000,000

Neil Foxman
Nick Harmon
Andrew Schweig
Jonathan Wolf


 
2011
The E-Ccordian


Kristen Ford

Nick Fuchs
Zach Meyer
Lloyd Olson

The Laser Bass


Anit Das
Peter Edwards
Nate Typrowicz-Cohen
Andrew Kim

The DJ Hands


Tyler Andrews

Brian Bresee
Patrick McKelvy
Matt Seaton

2009

The griDJ • The Kitty Bass • Big Daddy
The Sorcerer • Box O' Bouncy Balls
The Swords of MIDI


2010

Max MIDI Talk Box • The Thimble-izer
The MIDI TrumpetThe Fanny Pick

2007

The Racket Saber
Drum Pants

2008
The Xenbox • The Octable
The Musical Stick • Red vs. Blue
MusicaI Shoes • The Electronic Baby
The MIDI Tie • One Man Band (v2.0)

Edward Sensorhands
The Digital Washboard
The Virtual Lunga
The Carstrument


The Ubertheremin
The Laserharp
The Robolunga
The Schwinnophone
Nintendarcade


The Four-Wheeled Cello
The M*A*R*T*H*A
The Big-A**Box
The Stringless Guitar



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