Robb Drinkwater

Curriculum Vitae

 

Educator:

1997 - present

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sound Department

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor
    Courses include: "Introduction to Sound", "Studio Techniques", "Digital Signal Processing
    ", "Analog and Digital Synthesis", "Max/MSP Intensive Workshop" (Winter 2002/Summer 2003/04).

November 1997

The National Art Education Association

  • "The Virtual Desktop Studio: Music, Recording and the Computer"
    Professional development workshop for High School teachers in basics of digital audio, music sequencing, and Internet audio.

Sound Facilities Manager:

1996 - present

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Sound/Art&Tech/FVNM Departments

  • Responsible for the continued maintenance & upgrading of the schools audio studios. Integral to these duties is the continuing dialog with fellow faculty about the pedagogical issues related to advanced technology.

1988 — 1996

Tichenor Media Systems, Chicago

  • Technical management & maintenance of three, full-time commercial radio stations.

1986 - present

Freelance Technician

Clients include: "J. Walter Thompson", "ACME Recording", "Catfish Studios"

Recording Engineer:

1991 - present

Splinter Group Audio Studio, Chicago

  • Owner and chief engineer of one of Chicago’s first fully digital recording facilities which has gained a reputation for it’s work with national & international experimental artists and recently developed one of the cities only co-operative engineering programs.
    Engineering credits include:
    "Gene Coleman", "Zena Parkins", "Michael Zerang", "Dan Scanlan", and "Olivia Block"

Facilitator:

1997 - 2003

SPECTRA - Director

  • Coördinate an ongoing series of monthly open forums for new audio art.
    To date SPECTRA has presented over 100 works by local, national, & international sound artists.

1999 - present

Chicago Area Max Users group (CAMU)

  • Host monthly meetings for artists working with the audio program Max/MSP.
Webmaster:
ongoing Splinter Group Audio Studio
  • Installed and maintain Linux (SuSE) based webserver
  • Design, install, populate, and maintian MySQL databases
  • Web engineering using PHP and JavaScript
  • Continualy develop these sites using the above technology:
    CAMU, splinter group Audio Studio, Knight Cottage

March 2000

Peregrine Networks, San Francisco

  • Designed and coded web-based forms for commercial on-line conference registration system.

 

Selected works:

Performances

February, 2003

Presented "D.I.Y. D.J." as part of the "Decomposure" series, DEATECH Gallery - Chicago

June 14, 2001

Live performance with Collin Olan, Project Room — Philadelphia PA

June 21, 2000

Live performance with Ernst Long, DEADTECH Gallery - Chicago

December, 1999

Live broadcast performance with Ernst Long, "Something Else" WLUW - Chicago

Installation

October, 2000

"(inter)reactive"

Viewer controlled sound installation. DEADTECH Gallery - Chicago

May, 1998

"Rustbelt Prelude" & "Cloud / Stolen Whispers, Borrowed Dreams"

Sound sculptures. Public premier, SAIC Faculty Concert

Recordings

May, 2003

"++--"

Invited track for the Cranksatori record label’s thirteenth release "Unlucky Numbers"

September, 2000

"ASCII-HEX-DTMF"

Jury selection for "Circumvention Device" a compilation. Released on CD and Internet.

May, 1998

"(auto)enigmatic"

February, 1992

"Sensitive to Initial Conditions"

Comissions:

May, 2003

Doug Ischar’s "Shine", purchased as part of the MCA's permanent collection and re-installed

June, 2002

Custom programming of a 6 speaker spatialization system for Doug Ischar’s "Shine", installed at the Museum of Contemporary Art [details]

November, 2001

Custom programming of a 24 speaker spatialization system for Doug Ischar’s "unfinished", installed at Hyde Park Art Center

Education:

July, 2004

"Max/MSP/Jitter Night School" CNMAT @ Berkely

Five days of night classes in advanced topics in Max/MSP followed Jitter.
Funded by a Faculty Enrichment Grant from the School of the Art Institute.

June, 1999

"Max/MSP" SUNY Buffalo

Five-day workshop on advanced techniques for the audio program Max.

1982 — 1886

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Bachelor of Fine Arts Program, Concentration in Sound Art

Affiliations:

1998 - 1999

Forum member — IRCAM

1995 - present

Member - Audio Engineering Society