Network Music Festival

Sound without Borders // 15-18th July 2020

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ITP Weather Band // First Day of Summer

The ITP Weather Band presents the band’s first remote collaborative composition, First Day of Summer.

The group has been working together both in-person and remotely for the past months to build a weather station system and create experimental instruments that turn environmental data into music and visuals.

The DIY weather station, installed outside one of the members’ apartments in the East Village of New York City, collects weather data with environmental sensors and posts it to the web. Each member living in different parts of the NYC turns the weather data into auditory experiences with their unique instruments.

The musical instruments include a cheerful robot that plays cymbals based on wind gust data, an instrumental sculpture that can be collaboratively performed by humans and nature, spatial sound wind composition, an interactive MIDI score generator where the user decides the relevance of each weather event, and more. The visual systems such as an interactive lighting object that turns abrupt changes in the weather visualized as soft patterns will be accompanied.

ITP Weather Band uses sound and music as a medium for delivering information about our immediate environment through the auditory sense. The group has built and played experimental software and hardware instruments that turn weather data into music and visuals.

The band consists of faculty, alums and graduate students at New York University’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (NYU ITP).


Sid Chou

Schuyler W DeVos

Atchareeya Jattuporn (Name)

Yiting Liu

Chun Song

Nuntinee Tansrisakul

Arnab Chakravarty

Creative Directors:

Yeseul Song

Tom Igoe

Music Producer:

Jesse Simpson

Tech Support: 

Brent Bailey, Arnab Chakravarty, Yeseul Song, Tom Igoe–1eICcKGkuHcYw