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This is an archived version of the NIME 2007 website hosted at NYU.

Harvestworks and LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots present

The Seventh International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression

New York University Stern School of Business
Schimmel Auditorium, 40 West 4th Street, NYC

June 6th - 10th, 2007

In conjunction with

LEMUR - League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots
NYU - Steinhardt
Tisch - ITP
Columbia Music Center

Keynote Speakers:

Perry Cook, Professor of Computer Science and Music, Princeton University
Trimpin, Renown Sound Art Sculptor and Roboticist
Teresa Marrin Nakra, Founder & Artistic Director, Immersion Music

Special Workshop on Music & Robotics with

Jacques Rémus
Godfried-Willem Raes
Gordon Monahan
Eric Singer


We are extremely pleased to host the 2007 International Conference on New Instruments for Musical Expression in New York City. NYC is a hotbed of activity in music, art and technology, with numerous people and organizations involved in areas directly and indirectly relevant to NIME. NYC is home to a vibrant community of new electronic instrument makers, performers and composers, as well as venues and organizations eager to present their work. Many local schools and universities offer programs and courses in electronic music, physical computing, new media and related areas.

Groups such as Dorkbot, Share, Harvestworks and others host regular meetings for the interchange of ideas in electronic music and new media technologies. Performance series such as Darmstadt and Warper and progressive venues such as Galapagos, Issue Project Room and Tonic present new music and new media performances on a regular basis. NYC is also home to a thriving DIY community of instrument makers, circuit benders, a/v hackers and the like.

This year, NIME is included as a part of the New York Electronic ArtsFestival. This festival, which runs from May 31st through June 10th, will present concerts, workshops and special events in electronic arts and new media. We encourage NIME attendees to extend their trip before and after the conference dates to take advantage of an exciting roster of events.

NIME 2007 will include a special focus on Music & Robotics. Events related to this theme include a keynote speech by Trimpin, a workshop with several noted luminaries in the world of Music & Robotics, a series of LEMUR concerts (as part of the NY Electronic Arts Festival), and the solicitation of conference papers related to Music & Robotics.

NIME 2007 is sponsored by Harvestworks, the New York University Music Technology Program and LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots, with support from New York University's Interactive Telecommunications Program and the Columbia University Computer Music Center. We thank all of our supporters for helping to make this year's conference possible.

We look forward to your participation in the expanded community of builders, composers, performers and artists that will be represented at NIME 2007.

Eric Singer, Director, LEMUR: League of Electronic Musical Urban Robots
Carol Parkinson, Director, Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center
NIME 2007 Co-Chairs