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Nathan Wolek

Chair of Creative Arts; Associate Professor of Digital Arts and Music Technology

Nathan Wolek is an audio artist and researcher whose work encompasses advanced signal processing techniques, multimedia performance and electronic music history. Wolek completed his Ph.D. in music technology at Northwestern University and is now an associate professor of digital arts at Stetson University in DeLand, Fla. His music features gradually changing textures, quivering pulses and environmental recordings of personal significance. Wolek has performed as a laptop instrumentalist across the United States, and has also performed in Canada and Brazil. In early 2012, Wolek helped organize the first ever Symposium for Laptop Ensembles and Orchestras at Louisiana State University. He is currently a contributor to Jamoma, an open-source software platform for interactive performance systems. In fall 2012, Wolek was named a Fulbright Scholar to Norway and spent six months working at the Bergen Center for Electronic Arts on significant enhancements and extensions to Jamoma.


  • Ph.D., music technology, Northwestern University
  • B.M., digital arts, Stetson University

Course Topics

  • Digital Audio Fundamentals
  • Audio Recording and Production
  • Computer Music

Research Interests

  • Advanced signal processing techniques
  • Multimedia performance
  • Electronic music history
  • Laptops and mobile devices as musical instruments


  • Hipno: Getting Started. 2005. Co-authored with Timothy Place (lead author) and Jesse Allison. Software manual for Cycling '74 and Electrotap.
  • Granular Toolkit v1.0 for Cycling74's Max/MSP. 2001. Journal SEAMUS, Volume XVI, No. 2, pp 34-46.

Nathan Wolek

Faculty Expert

  • Laptops and Mobile Devices as Musical Instruments
  • Electronic Music (History and Techniques)
  • Popular Music (Especially Studio Production)

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