Joe Abbati


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Frost School of Music

Joe Abbati is a creative technologist/educator/electronic musician based in Miami. He has been a faculty member in the Music Engineering Technology Program at the highly acclaimed Frost School of Music for more than 20 years. As Director of the Contemporary Media Performance Studio he aspires to create new frontiers in the real-time performance of electronic music. Joe’s philosophy is that in the laptop, the convergence of tools for audio synthesis/signal processing along with creative multi-touch and gestural interfaces allows for a new definition of the term “instrument” – that being more of an ecosystem. Given that, the opportunities for the development of a new type of electronic music composer/performer deserve to be explored. A veteran of the computer game industry, Joe has created original scores and sound design for over 30 published titles. As an electronic music producer/performer, he has played all original live sets at festivals both local and International.