Mike D’Errico is a designer and sound artist working at the intersections of hip-hop, electronic dance music, and interactive media. Recent projects include circuit-bending vintage video game consoles to become musical instruments, the “Walk Among Worlds” sound installation at UCLA’s Fowler Museum, and the “Ordnance” experimental noise music and multimedia event in Boston. His current book project, Interface Aesthetics: Sound, Software, and the Ecology of Digital Audio Production, examines the ways in which trends in software and interface design influence the compositional practices of sound artists across media platforms, from electronic dance music to video games and mobile media. As a sound and UX designer, he works with students, educators, and artists in developing games and apps, sound installations, and instructional software. Mike has published his work in peer-reviewed journals and books, including Music, Sound, and the Moving Image, Journal on the Art of Record Production, and The Cambridge Companion to Hip-Hop. He received his PhD from the UCLA Department of Musicology in 2016.
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