Ali Momeni

Associate Professor of Art




Momeni was born in Isfahan, Iran and emigrated to the United States at the age of twelve. He studied physics and music at Swarthmore College and completed his doctoral degree in music composition, improvisation and performance with computers from the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies in UC Berkeley. He spent three years in Paris where he collaborated with performers and researchers from La Kitchen, IRCAMSony CSL and CIRM. Between 2007 and 2011, Momeni was an assistant professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, where he directed the Spark Festival of Electronic Music and Art, and founded the urban projection collective called the MAW. Momeni is currently an associate professor in the School of Art at Carnegie Mellon University and directs CMU ArtFab, teaches in CMU’s IDEATEMusic Technology and Masters in Tangible Interaction Design degrees.    Momeni current research interest include performative applications of roboticsplayful urban interventionsinteractive projection performancemachine learning for artists and designers, interactive tools for storytelling and experiential learningmobile and hybrid musical instruments, and the intersection of sound, music and health.

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