Recently on CNMAT

News

Interpretations 30th Season at Roulette in NYC

Rather than look back on our 30 years in retrospect, I decided the best way to celebrate the series would be to continue doing what we have been doing: presenting a stylistically varied season comprising composers, interpreters, and improvisers, both emerging and established, local and international, each of whom has a unique approach to music making. Thomas Buckner, Producer & Director

 

Project

Tana String Quartet

CNMAT welcomes the Tana String Quartet as an ensemble in residence for November, 2018. Public events include a concert at CNMAT on November 11th featuring new works by UC Berkeley graduate student composers and a concert at the Center for New Music in San Francisco on November 13th featuring works from the group's repertoire.

Project

Standing Wave Audio Feedback Prototype

In an ongoing effort to repurpose old electronics and common waste materials, Ph.D. student, Jason Cress, makes use of discarded electronic components, plastic bowls, and particle board in this instrumental prototype. The electronic configuration is based on a generic bullhorn circuit which requires few components and can be easily embedded into a variety of hardware interface designs.

People

Andrew Blanton

Andrew Blanton is a media artist and percussionist. He received his BM in Music Performance from The University of Denver (2008) and a Masters of Fine Arts in New Media Art at the University of North Texas (2013). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Media Art at San Jose State University in San Jose California teaching data visualization.

People

Jian Feng

CNMAT Visiting Scholar, Jian Feng is a composer, an associate professor and the director of Computer Music Composition and Research Center in Wuhan Conservatory of Music, China. She also serves as the deputy secretary general and the member of the Council for Electroacoustic Music Association of China (EMAC).

Project

Jean Bresson: Interactive visual programming systems for music composition

Jean Bresson (IRCAM) was in residence at CNMAT as a Fulbright visiting scholar from Feb. to Aug., 2016, carrying out a research fellowship entitled "Interactive visual programming systems for music composition". The objectives of this project, framed in the development of computer-aided composition software, were to explore multimedia interactions in compositional processes, and integrate CNMAT technology and approaches in the OpenMusic environment.

Project

Anthony Paul De Ritis: Electroacoustic Music, in memorium: David Wessel

Albany Records has released a new CD by composer Anthony Paul De Ritis: Electroacoustic Music, In memorium: David Wessel

Composer Anthony Paul De Ritis began studying with David Wessel at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies after returning from his studies at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau. Wessel exerted a tremendous influence on De Ritis, both as a teacher and as a person. This recording of De Ritis' music is a tribute to David Wessel.

Project

Martin Matalon

The UC Berkeley Department of Music, CNMAT and Cal Performances present Bloch Lecturer Martin Matalon.

Project

Freedom from Fear (2017)

Freedom from Fear (2017)
for oboe, two speaker arrays (6 around the audience and 4.2 on stage) and lights
Composed/electronics by Maija Hynninen
Performed by Kyle Bruckmann, oboe
‘sounDome’ homemade speakers manufactured by Maija Hynninen, designed by Roberto Ortiz-Soto and Maija Hynninen, programmed by Ilya Rostovtsev.
Audio production and installation by Jeremy Wagner and Maija Hynninen

Special thanks to Eric Paulos and CITRIS Invention Lab staff for all help and support with the 'sounDome'.

Project

Open Cylinder Larsen Tone Audio Feedback Instrumental Prototype

This audio feedback system is being developed by Ph.D. student Jason Cress, at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies in Berkeley, CA. It is a prototype designed to digitally manage or “shape” Larsen tone audio feedback as it resonates through various media. In this case, air pressure waves are produced by a loudspeaker, routed through a configuration of pipes, split at an angle greater than 90 degrees, and picked up by a microphone on the other end.