The Boyer College of Music and Dance held a music technology event called “Cybersounds” on Monday, November 6 in the Temple Performing Arts Center. The headliner was David Middleton, also known as DM Hotep, who has been a guitarist for the jazz group Sun Ra Arkestra since 2000. DM Hotep did improve on the electric guitar while adding in sound effects using petals on the floor as well as a laptop.
Temple student Negar Ghasemi also performed on piano and digital audio. She is originally from Iran and is now a piano teacher in Philadelphia. She also created Pianozi, which is a piano lesson company for Iranians.
The Boyer College Electroacoustic Ensemble Project, known as BEEP, performed multiple different acts as well as faculty members Adam Vidiksis and Sam Wells. All of the acts used digital sound effects and instruments to create the cybersounds. They also paired these sounds with visuals on a projector. After the event, refreshments were given in the lobby while DJs performed sets.