Chordophones are instruments whose sound is produced primarily by the vibration of a string or strings that are stretched between fixed points. This group includes all instruments generally called string instruments, as well as many (but not all) chromatic instruments such as pianos and harpsichords.



Ronald Bruce Smith’s “Constellation for orchestra and live electronics,” produced in collaboration between Berkeley Symphony and UC Berkeley’s Center for Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT).

The World Premiere was given by the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Kent Nagano on November 10, 2000; it was revised in 2003.


Melt me so with thy delicious numbers

Melt me so with thy delicious numbers (duration 5-8') is written for solo cello, or solo violin, or solo viola with live interactive computer accompanist. The project was started in 2002, and as with all computer based music it is in continual revision.