A CHI 2001 Workshop took place in Seattle, April 1 and 2, 2001.

The rapid evolution of digital media, advanced materials and other technologies is opening up unprecedented opportunities for musical interface inventors and designers. The possibilities afforded by these new technologies have prompted an explosion of new musical forms. Furthermore, they carry with them the challenges of a complex and often confusing array of choices for musical composers and performers. The design and evaluation of alternative musical controllers, currently the leading edge of an ongoing dialogue between technology and musical culture, involve many of the issues normally covered at CHI conferences. This workshop will explore the impact of new interface technologies on musical expression and exploration, discuss practical concerns involved in the design of effective musical interfaces, and attempt to identify major issues involved in the interplay between technological change and innovation in musical culture.

NIME workshop consisted of a highly interactive one and a half-day long forum which will included presentations, demos and roundtable discussion.

Fourteen presenters selected from 32 submissions that we have had received (46%) presented their work in a series of 15-20 minutes talks with following Q&A. Use of videos and audio as well as live demos of controllers was highly encouraged. The final program of the workshop includes also all papers accepted for the workshop in PDF format.

All workshop attendees were invited for a half-day planned post-workshop demo and performances event at the EMP. Several workshop attendees as well as invited performers performed in the EMP and or showed their controllers to general public.

Max Mathews chaired the demo and performances sessions at the EMP.

We would like to thank all the committee members, workshop participants and personal of the EMP for their efforts and contributions to the success of the workshop.