10.Oct.2017 – Justin Peake on Figure toolkit

By | October 8, 2017

WHEN: Tuesday, October 10th 11:30AM ////  WHERE: NYU Music Dept. Rm 365 (24/32 Waverly Place, NY 10003) /// This event is free and open to the public.


photo by Kevin Bay

photo by Kevin Bay

Peake will present on FIGURE, a toolkit for musicians and artists to compose dynamic musical works. It replaces paper sheet music with networked tablet screens,allowing a new richness in the display and execution of musical notation. Using a combination of live web elements and dynamic graphics, new possibilities arise in terms of how music is represented and cued.


Justin Peake is a multidisciplinary artist who works near the intersection of digital media, music composition, and interactive performance. His current work involves developing tools for variably structured improvisation in performance and education. In 2016 he was awarded a research fellowship at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) where he explored political aesthetics, democratic performance, ecological media, and new music composition. Beside performing solo and with ensembles, his larger works drive toward equitable, collaborative, and trustworthy models of shared leadership through community driven composition and performance.