Aurie Hsu (United States)
Composition Professor

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Aurie teaches in:
  • English

Composition/lecture areas:
  • Digital audio composition
  • musical gesture
  • composer/choreographer collaboration
  • electroacoustic music performance practice
  • prepared/extended piano techniques
  • Human-computer interaction in music
  • Experimental music
  • improvisation in performance
  • Developer of the RAKS (Remote electroAcoustic Kinesthetic Sensing) system, a wireless sensor interface for belly dance. Created with composer, Steven Kemper

Aurie Hsu is a composer, pianist, and dancer. She composes acoustic, electroacoustic, and interactive music, and collaborates often with musicians, choreographers, and designers of musical robots. Her works have been presented around the U.S. at ICMC, SEAMUS, SIGCHI, NIME, MOCO, Pixelerations, Third Practice Festival, Acoustica 21, and Art Basel Miami, as well as abroad at the Logos Tetrahedron Concert Hall (Belgium), Cite International des Arts (France), and the TivoliVredenburg (The Netherlands).

In collaboration with composer Steven Kemper, Aurie performs with the RAKS system, a wireless sensor interface designed specifically for belly dance. Pieces featuring the RAKS system have received awards from the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology Commission and the International Computer Music Association.

Aurie is currently Assistant Professor of Computer Music and Digital Arts at the Oberlin Conservatory.

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