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The AUMI Book, "Improvising Across Abilities" will be available in January 2024!
"Jamming the Classroom: Musical Improvisation and Pedagogical Practice", by Ajay Heble & Jesse Stewart, is available to read!
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 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 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
Here are a few ways to find out what's going on with AUMI:
- December 8-9, 2018 : IONE's Dream Festival featured AUMI. Broadcast live on WGXC
AUMI was presented at 2018 OHMI Conference
Sept 7-8, 2018 in Birmingham, UK
AUMI was discussed at ISATMA - International Symposium on Assistive Technology for Music and Art:
May 20, 2018 at http://isatma.org and #ISATMA on Twitter.
- AUMI Celebrated its 10th Anniversary at ISATMA 2017 (Oct. 20-22)! On Saturday, October 21, the focus was on AUMI all day long, with panels, workshops, and performances at EMPAC, RPI, Troy, NY. See the ISATMA Webpage at ISATMA.org #ISATMA