History

Created by Elizabeth Hoffman in 1999, the Washington Square Computer Music Studio (WSCMS) was conceived as a comprehensive research and composition lab for graduate students in NYU’s GSAS Music Department, building on Louis Karchin’s longstanding vision and initial work to provide the Composition and Theory Program with Computer Music education.

Waverly Labs is an expansion of the Washington Square Computer Music Studio. With Prof. Jaime Oliver La Rosa joining the department in 2013, we’re expanding to provide a platform for a wide variety of creative practices in the department.

The WSCMS and its extensions could not have existed without Alumni and Graduate Students Ryan Dorin, Christopher Ariza, Paula Matthusen, Sophocles Papavasilopoulos, Moon Young Ha, and Ryan Carter; today a new group of students are transforming these spaces towards a new model of making music, image and sound.

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