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Hello, and welcome to the online home of the Adaptive Use Musical Instruments (AUMI) project. Please use the links above to navigate the site.

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The AUMI Book, "Improvising Across Abilities" is now available ( January 16, 2024 ). (click here for physical and downloadable versions) !

poster of Improvising Across Abilities book

AUMI for iOS 2.2.2 is now (April 22, 2024) in the App Store!.

There are many redesigns and fixes in version 2.2.2! It fixes the fact that 2.2.1 needed iOS 17 to run, but 2.2.2 works down to iOS 12.5.7! Look for better camera support, motion smoothing, the exciting "Take 5" rhythm, a few more tunings, and more! Click here: for more information about AUMI 2.2.2
The Instructions have also been spruced up so take a look at the AUMI 2.2.1 Instructions PDF file. (2.2.2 pdf to come soon)

AUMI user Oliver Hall profiled in this article:

"Jamming the Classroom: Musical Improvisation and Pedagogical Practice", by Ajay Heble & Jesse Stewart, is available to read!

poster of Jamming the Classroom book

AUMI for iOS 2.2 is now (December 9, 2022) in the App Store!.

There are many redesigns and fixes in version 2.2! click here: for more information about AUMI 2.2
The Instructions have also been spruced up so take a look at the AUMI 2.2 Instructions PDF file.

Deep Listening: The Story of Pauline Oliveros screenings

This new, acclaimed documentary biography of Dr. Pauline Oliveros is making the rounds of festivals around the world. Click that link for a trailer and screening dates!
On January 27th, 2023, Henry Lowengard talked about AUMI Together and other AUMI subjects for the DISABILITY STUDIES SEMINAR of the Universisty of Kansas.

AUMI assisted event, Matt Robidoux and SONG: 10am-2pm on August 27, 2022 at Mission Synths.

In celebration of SONG, a group exhibition on view at Creativity Explored, join the CE community with musician and composer Matt Robidoux at Mission Synths for an interactive music-making workshop using adaptive technologies and instruments. Register here

AUMI featured as part of the activities in the Deep Listening PLAZA DREAM TENT

Henry Lowengard and Leaf Miller led the crowd in some AUMI improv, featuring the voice, music, and laughter of Dr. Pauline Oliveros for her 90th birthday celebration.
If you have an AUMI/iOS 2.1 or newer, you can load the Dr. PO AUMI Instrument from the AUMI Instrument page

AUMI Book Update! (July 2021)

The AUMI Editorial Collective has submitted a book manuscript, Improvising Across Abilities: Pauline Oliveros and the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument (AUMI) to a book series entitled Music & Social Justice at University of Michigan Press. Our call for chapters-of-all-shapes-and-sizes yielded a wealth of essays, poems, artwork, and media. The manuscript we submitted contains 33 chapters, as well as accompanying media files—audio and video. We hope to hear from the press this fall, and will share updates at that time. Many thanks to all of the musicians, dancers, composers, poets, theatre artists, visual artists, programmers, developers, and designers; all the occupational and music therapists and teachers, communities, librarians, disability advocates, and activists for social justice who work with AUMI and who contributed to this exciting volume. We look forward to sharing more widely the work you have shared with us.

AUMI for iOS Update information:

AUMI for iOS version 2.2 has been released! (December 2022)

There are many redesigns and fixes in version 2.2! The Instructions have also been spruced up so take a look at the AUMI 2.2 Instructions PDF file AUMI for iOS version 2.1.4 has been released! (July 2021) Some fixes and a few new features. More info on the Download Page.

AUMI for iOS version 2.1.1 has been released! (February 2021)

Just some fixes: AUMI now can run on iOS 9.3 and up devices again!

AUMI for iOS version 2.1.0 has been released! (January 2021)

Version 2.1 has many new features, fixes, and internal changes. Read about it here!.

AUMI Featured on IONE's 25th Annual Dream Festival Facebook Page, December 2-8, 2019!

The AUMI Dream Ensemble of Kansas was proud to curate week 1 of the Facebook page for
IONE's 25th Annual Dream Festival, December 2-8, 2019. So far, this group of improvisers in Lawrence, Kansas, using the AUMI for iOS version of the Adaptive Use Musical Instrument, has posted four sound videos, featuring compositions and videos were written and produced by Kip Haaheim using images and audio available from the NASA website for public use. Some pieces feature poetry written and performed by Julie Unruh. Numerous audio clips from Oliver Hall's inspirational work "Symphony of Planets" were used with his blessing. Recording engineer Jim Barnes recorded the AUMI tracks at the Lawrence Public Library. Enjoy! These performances are archived on Facebook. To check out other AUMI activities in Kansas, visit AUMI-KU InterArts.

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