The mission of The Donald Louis Tavel Arts and Technology Research Center is to engage emerging frontiers of music-related, multimedia and cross-disciplinary technologies in the fine arts, education, business, health care, computer science, engineering and related fields. As the Tavel Center associates collaborate with researchers in these areas, new modes of thought, innovation, and expression emerge. The Center will create advances through the dissemination of scholarly, empirical, and creative information.
The Tavel Center is home to a multi-disciplinary performance group known as the Telematic Collective. The group consists of graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Music and Arts Technology at IUPUI. These students, along with their faculty members, then interface with professionals, other students and interested artists working in music, dance, drama, literature, visual arts, videography, software development, information technology, scientific inquiry and computer engineering. Together these collaborations, focused on computer interactivity and artistic use of telecommunications, create new and original media-enriched works for the performing stage. Please follow this link for the official website: http://music.iupui.edu/research/
The Critical Listening Environment for Audio Research (CLEAR) Laboratory is a state-of-the art facility for the recording, production, and mixing of musical projects. The CLEAR Lab is a hub for creativity and learning within the Department of Music and Arts Technology.
In the summer of 2016, through funding from a Learning Environment Grant, the CLEAR Lab was updated with a Carl Tatz Mixroom™ and Phantom Focus Speaker System™. This system pairs a specialized-speaker system with an acoustically isolated listening environment. Students in both the Engineering Technology and Music and Arts Technology departments participated in the Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Institute (MURI) to build and design 8 Fet Hardware Compressors that work with the modular analog SSL mixing console.