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A look back at some items in our archives.

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ironic erratic erotic

ironic erratic erotic is a trio composed for dancer, tuba, contrabass, and motion-sensitive live electronics. It was premiered at Labor Neunzehn in Berin in May 2017 by Yuri Shimaoka (dance), Jack Adler-McKean (tuba), and Adam Goodwin (contrabass).

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Kerosene Palace

Kerosene Palace, for orchestra and electronics

by Scott Rubin, for David Milnes and the University of California Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Kerosene Palace is a work scored for orchestra and electronics, which was written for David Milnes and the University of California Berkeley Symphony Orchestra. The electronics, composed of fixed soundfiles created by the composer that were cued during the performance. The diffusion of the electronic sound was supported with equipment and funds supplied by the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies.

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negative expanse (2017)

negative expanse (2017)

For amplified string quartet and 8-channel speaker environment

Composed by Jon Kulpa

Performed by Friction Quartet

Commissioned by Sounds of Science Commissioning Club

Audio production and installation by Jeremy Wagner

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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.

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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'.

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Martin Matalon

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

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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.

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John Bischoff w/ Jeffrey Lubow + Cullen Miller

CNMAT Presents an evening with John Bischoff, Jeffrey Lubow, and Cullen Miller.

Friday, May 18, 2018, 8:00pm
CNMAT
1750 Arch st., Berkeley, CA 94720

Tickets $10 general, $5 students + seniors

Program:

8pm:  Lubow + Miller in a duo with interactive, spatialized synthesis.
9pm:  Bischoff will perform a solo set featuring performance-reflexive electronics.

 

Recipe

Sensors Workshop 2008 Kit

Posted by Adrian Freed on July 31, 2008

This kit for the 2008 class included materials for scratch assembly of sensors, a CUI board running uOSC and a few tools such as scissors.

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How to choose a Tilt/Acceleration Sensor

Posted by Adrian Freed on March 12, 2009

The majority of acceleration/tilt sensors used these days are single integrated circuits MEMS devices. The cheap ones are made for air bag and other high volume applications. Although the chips are cheap ($5-10 Retail,<$1 in quantity), they are usually sold in surface mount packages that are inconvenient to work with without industrial quality tools.

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Fabric Proximity Sensing

Posted by Adrian Freed on November 7, 2008

Most sensing applications of e-textiles use switching, piezoresistivity or optics for direct touch sensing. This instructable shows you how to start exploring another approach - capacitive sensing to measure touch and proximity. It is based on the easy-to-use, cheap capacitance sensing chip evaluation board from Atmel/Qtouch and takes only minutes to create.

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RGB Pressure Sensitive Monome

Posted by Jeff Lubow on September 5, 2008

Because of the inherent limitations of visual feedback in a single color LED matrix (Monome), I’m starting work with
Adrian on developing an RGB Monome with pressure sensitivity. For now, I’ll focus on the multiplexing/de-multiplexing
process.

We chose the SparkFun button breakout available here:

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