UW2020 Grant Enables Creation of an Electronic Music Studio

Professors Grabois (white shirt) and Hetzler (next to pianist) working with students, using electro-acoustic equipment which will be replaced with state-of-the-art equipment in the new studio

Daniel Grabois, Assistant Professor of Horn in the Mead Witter School of Music at UW-Madison, together with 15 faculty co-sponsors, is pleased to announce the receipt of a “large equipment” grant from UW2020. The grant provides $161,121 to establish an electro-acoustic music research studio, to be housed in the Humanities Building (room 2401, which will be renovated). The studio should be set up by the end of the academic year. The equipment will include:

  • Three high powered Mac computers
  • Music processing and recording software
  • Video camera
  • Various midi instruments, including a Moog synthesizer and a Theramin
  • State of the art microphones for amplifying instruments and voice
  • State of the art recording microphones
  • …and more!

Click here to read a full project description, courtesy of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education website.

Arts faculty will be invited to make use of the studio after it is set up. Video projects, recording projects, film projects and more might benefit from the studio’s equipment. We will send a second announcement when the studio is established and a process for equipment use has been created. There will also be an open house to mark the opening of the studio. There will be another announcement when the date is set.

Faculty who would like to express interest in the studio should feel free to email Dan Grabois at dgrabois@wisc.edu. Assistant Professor Grabois and his team look forward to future collaborations!