Jordan Natan Hochenbaum is Chief Creative Officer and Vice President of Engineering at Kadenze, a company he co-founded that is redefining online learning for the arts and creative technology. He also serves as faculty in the Music Technology: Interaction, Intelligence, and Design (MTIID) and Digital Media programs at California Institute of the Arts, where he teaches creative coding and engineering, computational and generative graphics, music production, and live electronic music performance. Currently, his work involves leveraging machine learning in the arts, designing novel interfaces for musical performance, multimodal sensor systems, and playing and composing in a wide range of musical genres.
Since 2012 Jordan has released over 18 records on renown electronic music labels, and regularly performs and DJs internationally. As co-founder of FlipMu, Jordan has explored interactive works for large-scale multitouch surfaces (such as the recent 4-story interactive cube for RedBull and Vita Motus), real-time data sonification, generative audio-visual systems, and musical interface design with open source aesthetics. Co-founding the Noise Index together with Owen Vallis and Jasmin Ruiz Blasco, an art and research platform which explores questions emerging from increased access to information and information saturation, he has exhibited installations and public artworks in New York, London, Paris, and Los Angeles.
In March 2013, Jordan received his PhD from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. His research investigated the affordances of applying multimodal analysis and machine learning to the domain of musical performance. Since then he has: worked as a research scientist at Twitter, developed large-scale multitouch technology for Nokia Research Labs, co-authored a popular book on the Arduino (Manning Publications), was awarded the Leonardo Fellowship, and has consulted on audio analysis, machine learning, and musical interactivity for high profile video games and audio technology companies. Jordan’s work has been featured online and in print, including Wired Magazine, Computer Arts Magazine, Make Magazine, XLR8R Magazine, The Creators Project, Processing.org, and Rhizome.org, to name a few. He has published dozens of technical papers in preeminent international publications, spanning the fields of music, art, human-computer interaction, cloud computing, and engineering.