Mike D'Errico: Music | About
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I’m a college teacher, digital designer, and electronic musician. I recently finished my PhD in Musicology at UCLA, and I currently work as a full-time Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Intercollegiate Media Studies program at Pitzer College, as well as a part-time lecturer in the Music Industry program at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. My research, teaching, and creative work involves the shifting nature of sound, technology, design, and human-computer interaction (HCI) in various areas of contemporary art and culture, including popular music such as hip-hop and electronic dance music, video games, mobile and interactive media. My current book project, “Interface Aesthetics: Sound, Software, and the Ecology of Digital Audio Production,” investigates the ways in which trends in software and digital instrument design influence the composition and production of electronic music. As a former Research and Instructional Technology Consultant at the UCLA Center for Digital Humanities, I have designed and managed digital research and pedagogy projects for faculty and students in Musicology, English, Comparative Literature, French, Archaeology, and Classics, among others. As Digital Strategist at the UCLA Career Center, I design promotional materials, manage branding and web presence, and serve as a career consultant for students. I’m a former web editor and social media manager for the US branch of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM), as well as technical editor of two peer-reviewed music journals, Echo: a music-centered journal and Ethnomusicology Review. From Boston to Los Angeles, I’ve performed as a DJ, drummer, and electronic musician for various experimental music acts.

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