Ready to start using sensors and unusual interfaces for music, but don’t know where to begin? I’m doing a workshop tomorrow night (Wednesday) here in New York giving an overview of alternative musical inputs, including infrared sensors and barcode scanners. I’ll be on at 9:30pm as part of the Warper Party, a two-level monthly grab-bag of digital music and visuals. It’s free; check the Warper Party site for details. I am working on an online version of these materials, too, with more extensive tutorials, but the in-person event is a convenient way to start alpha-testing the material. And yes, we have the International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression coming to the city shortly — though I find it’s usually helpful to translate some of the more advanced/academic stuff to a wider audience, so stay tuned for more of that!