Robert Rowe

Professor Affiliation: NYU New York
Email: robert.rowe@nyu.edu
Education: MA Iowa; PhD MIT


Robert Rowe received degrees in music history and theory (BM Wisconsin 1976), composition (MA Iowa 1978), and music and cognition (PhD MIT 1991). From 1978 to 1987 he lived and worked in Europe, associated with the Institute of Sonology in Utrecht, the Royal Conservatory in the Hague, the ASKO Ensemble of Amsterdam, and with IRCAM in Paris, where he developed control level software for the 4X machine. In 1990 his composition Flood Gate won first prize in the “live electroacoustic” category of the Bourges International Electroacoustic Music Competition. In 1991 he became the first composer to complete the PhD in Music and Cognition at the MIT Media Laboratory and is currently Professor of Music and Director of the Music Technology program at New York University’s Steinhardt School. His music is performed throughout North America, Europe, and Asia and is available on compact discs from Urlicht, Ravello, Summit, Innova, Bridge, New World, Roméo, Quindecim, Le Chant du Monde, and the International Computer Music Association. His book/CD-ROM projects Interactive Music Systems (1993) and Machine Musicianship (2001) are available from the MIT Press.

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