Faculty Gil Weinberg
Associate Professor, Director of Music Technology
Music Department, College of Architecture
Member of Georgia Tech Music Technology Center
Member of GVU Center
- Areas of Expertise
- Interactive Music
- Mobile Music
- Robotic Musicianship
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Gil Weinberg is the director of Music Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he founded the Master of Science in Music Technology program and the new cross campus Music Technology Research Center. He holds professorship positions both in the Music Department and the College of Computating.
Weinberg received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Media Arts and Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology after co-founding and holding a number of positions in the music and media software industry in his home country of Israel.
In his academic work, Weinberg attempts to expand musical expression, creativity and learning through meaningful applications of technology. His research interests include new instruments for musical expression, musical networks, machine and robotic musicianship, sonification and music education.
Weinberg's music has been featured in festivals and concerts such as Ars Electronica, SIGGRAPH, ICMC, and NIME, and with orchestras such as Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, the National Irish Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish BBC Symphony.
He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed papers in publications such as Computer Music Journal (MIT Press), Leonardo Music Journal (MIT Press), Organized Sound (Cambridge University Press) and Personal Technologies (Springer Verlag), among others. His interactive musical installations have been presented in museums such as the Smithsonian Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Museum and Boston Children's Museum. With his perceptual robotic percussionist, Haile, he has traveled around the world, performing concerts in Asia, Europe, and North America. As a result of this project, Weinberg has recently been awarded a National Science Foundation grant to continue exploring the concepts of machine and robotic musicianship. Based on his most recent project – a set of musical applications for cell phones – he is currently in the process of establishing a new company that will attempt to bring innovative research in music technology to the general public.
More information about Weinberg's work can be found at http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~gilwein/