All music is sound. But is/can/should all sound be music? Using this question to frame and guide his work, Nathan M. Asman is a musician, composer, music technologist, and instrument designer. His musical and artistic endeavors reside mainly within the electronic/digital realm, where he specializes in data-driven instrument creation and sound generation. Focusing on the intersection of popular and academic music, he strives to unite the two musical styles utilizing the endless musical and artistic opportunities afforded him by the world of music technology and computer-based music. Nathan creates new and unheard sounds, performances, and instruments from the ground up by employing innovative and alternative instrument and sound designs in his compositions and performances. His goal is to apply his knowledge and skills to further the field of music technology and produce music that can be appreciated by both the expert and casual listener, while simultaneously attempting to understand and elucidate whether or not all sound is/can/should be considered music. Nathan is currently pursuing his D.M.A. (Doctor of Musical Arts) in Data-Driven Instruments from the University of Oregon under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Stolet. To check out my band, Hamilton Beach, please go here: https://hamiltonbeach.bandcamp.com/

Curve - by Nathan M. Asman


This custom-built instrument is called Curve, and is named after the shape and contour of the interface itself. I wanted to create something that had a myriad of different sensors and ways of controlling different musical parameters, while also maintaining the functionality and traditional idioms of other controllers, interfaces, and instruments th...

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