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Olivier Lartillot

CNMAT welcomes Visiting Researcher, Olivier Lartillot for Spring 2020.

Olivier is a researcher in computational music analysis at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion, at the University of Oslo, Norway.

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Luke Dzwonczyk

Luke Dzwonczyk is an undergraduate researcher at CNMAT for the 2019-2020 school year. He is a senior double majoring in Computer Science and Music. His past projects at CNMAT include a granular synthesis engine that focuses on manipulating vocals, as well as an OSC Python server for controlling addressable LED strips. He is currently working with Jeremy Wagner on upgrading the CNMAT Stompbox to include networking capabilities.

 

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Stompbox 2.0 (2019)

The CNMAT StompBox 2.0 is being designed, programmed and assembled by Music and Computer Science major Luke Dzwonczyk with support from CNMAT's Jeremy Wagner and Professor Edmund Campion.  Luke completed Music 158A and Music 158B which qualified him to participate in the Music and Technology "Discovery Experience", a CNMAT and Department of Music initiative to increase Undergraduate Research and Capstone projects involving music and technology at CNMAT.  

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the body you dream of is your own

t h e b o d y y o u d r e a m o f i s y o u r o w n (2019) is a musical theater piece designed and composed by UC Berkeley Music and Data Science Senior, Trevor Van de Velde. The project incorporates elements of video installation, microprocessors, and live performance. Inspired by the aesthetics of vaporwave, the body you dream seeks to explore our bodies in relation to technology. The installation consists of video and audio of white noise emanating from these artefacts that slowly diverge into those of the corporeal body.

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Radical 2

The CNMAT Users group has organized a mini-residency with the New York-based percussion duo Radical 2 from December 5-7, 2019.  Radical 2, Levy Lorenzo (photo right)  and Dennis Sullivan (photo left) is an irrational, classification-defying duo that explores the intersection of theatric, percussive and electronic mediums. UC Berkeley Graduate Composers Sarah Grace Graves, Andrew Blanton (photo center), and Andrew Harlan have created new compositions for the duo using a variety of CNMAT-supported technologies and with support from Jeremy Wagner and David Coll (sound artist and composer in re

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Trevor Van de Velde

Trevor Van de Velde (b. 1998) is a composer interested in the relationship between the body and noise. Often utilizing found objects and electronics, Trevor's works aim to form an interface between performer, space, and source of sound.

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A E R

A E R is a site-specific installation, by UC Berkeley Graduate Composer Didem Coskunseven and Engin Daglik (Stanford), focusing on turning a ‘transitive space’ into a ‘space of experience’ by using lighting design and interactive spatial sound design in such a way that they manifest both an uncanny and inviting ambience. The work consists of four light structures hung on the surfaces of a shipping container and 8-channel interactive audio immersed in this transitive space.

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Percussionist Russell Greenberg at CNMAT

CNMAT is happy to welcome back Percussionist Russell Greenberg for a visit!  Russell is a founding member of the YARN/WIRE quartet and has collaborated over the years with many UC Berkeley composers.  

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Didem Coskunseven

Didem Coskunseven is a composer, sound artist and electronic musician based in Berkeley, CA. Coskunseven’s works vary between acoustic compositions for ensembles, electronic music, installations for gallery spaces and productions for stage focusing on creating multi-sensorial experience. She performs as a computer musician and improvisor collaborating with dancers, choreographers and video designers. 

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UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH ON ASSISTED ORCHESTRATION

 

Undergraduate students are working with Assistant Professor Carmine Cella on computer-assisted orchestration and machine learning.

This semester, visiting undergraduate researcher from China, Hongfu Liu, is interning at CNMAT. His topic is: 

Deep Learning Approaches for Computer-Assisted Orchestration

Computer-assisted orchestration is a recognized topic in Music Information Retrieval (MIR).  Systems ‘Orchidea’ and ‘Ato-ms’ have been used by composers in different communities for many years.

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Jean Geoffroy at CNMAT

 

Jean Geoffroy, percussionist, and international soloist, is in residence this week at CNMAT working with composer Edmund Campion on projects and collaborations with the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon (CNSMDL) and Générateur de Ressources et d’Activités Musicales Exploratoires (GRAME).

Jean Geoffroy is the invited speaker for the composition colloquium this Friday, November 8, at 3 p.m. at CNMAT (free and open to the public):

Innovative tools for performance 

In his own words...