scott eric petersen

Dr. Scott Petersen is a composer, performer, electronic musician and laptop improviser. His current research and work revolve around open music technologies, improvisational electronic music, analog electronic instrument design, and experimental music programming. His output is diverse and includes works for large orchestra, small ensemble with and without electronics, works for large homogeneous instrumental groups, film/animation, sound installation, and laptop improvisation with custom-designed hardware and software interfaces. Scott has performed and had his work performed and exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. He is a founding member of both the collaborative New Haven Electronic Music Composers group (El MuCo) and of MakeHaven, a DIY maker space, and he founded and curates the FridayNightThing, an ongoing new music and arts gathering. Scott is a lecturer in the Computer Science department at Yale University where he teaches computer music classes as part of the Computing and the Arts major.  He is also the Director of the Open Music Initiative, an initiative he began in the Music Department at Yale in 2014 to introduce open music hardware and software to faculty, students and staff.  Previously, Scott worked as the Technical Director of the Yale Music Technology Labs.

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