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Carmine Emanuele Cella

Carmine Emanuele Cella, is a composer and a researcher in applied mathematics. He studied at Conservatory of Music G. Rossini in Italy getting diplomas in piano, computer music and composition and then studied composition with Azio Corghi at Accademia S.

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Edmund Campion

Edmund Campion is Professor of Music Composition and Director at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Jeffrey Lubow

Jeffrey M. Lubow is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher concerned with the space between body and technology. His influences are spread amongst a number of mentors and colleagues the likes of David Wessel, Adrian Freed, Leslie Stuck, John Bischoff, Pauline Oliveros, and Patrick Clancy.

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Jeremy Wagner

Jeremy Wagner is a composer, performer and sound designer based in the Bay Area.  Since 2016 he has served as Research Composer and technical coordinator for CNMAT's research & production infrastructure, providing sound & video engineering support for CNMAT concerts & events while mentoring graduate composers in a wide range of production technologies.

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Richard Andrews

As CNMAT's Associate Director, I am responsible for a number of programmatic, operational, administrative and financial activities:

- CNMAT organizational development: Strategic planning, policy development and implementation, resource allocation

- Fundraising: Cultivate donors (individuals, corporations, foundations, agencies). Solicit donations (grants, gifts, in-kind), manage donor acknowledgement and stewardship

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Matthew Schumaker

Matthew Schumaker is a native of San Francisco, where he is based. He earned a doctorate in Music Composition from UC Berkeley in August 2015 where he studied with Professors Edmund Campion, Cindy Cox, Franck Bedrossian, Ken Ueno and David Wessel. His piece, As I ride the late night freeways, for soprano and orchestra, was premiered by soloist Ann Moss and the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in October, 2015.

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Adrian Freed

Adrian Freed was Research Director of UC Berkeley's Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) until his retirement in 2016. 

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Rama Gottfried

Composer and sound artist Rama Gottfried (b. 1977) is recent PhD graduate from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied with Franck Bedrossian, Edmund Campion, Adrian Freed and David Wessel. Previously, he completed composition studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin, the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and the University of Vermont.

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John MacCallum

John MacCallum is a composer and researcher currently based in France.  From 2008–2011 he held a position as Musical Systems Designer at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT).

Students

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Sarah Grace Graves

Composer-vocalist Sarah Grace Graves seeks to recreate the direct connection between sensation and sound she enjoys as a performer in her notated music.

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Clara Olivares

Clara Olivares (b. 1993) is a Franco-Spanish composer. After studying the piano at the Conservatory of Strasbourg, she entered the composition curriculum with Mark André in 2011, then continued studying with Philippe Manoury, Daniel D’Adamo, Thierry Blondeau and Annette Schlüntz. She also received advice from Chaya Czernowin, Philippe Schoeller and Alberto Posadas.

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Curtis Rumrill

The music of Curtis Rumrill explores the intersection of literary form and modern chamber music. His works with writer, naturalist and visual artist Zachary Webber tell darkly comic stories of animals in desperate or violent predicaments.

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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.

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Jon Yu

Jon Yu (b. 1988) is a Taiwanese-American composer whose works explore notions of ritual, utility, and excess. His music has been performed in Germany, Singapore, and throughout the United States by ensembles and soloists such as Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Signal, Wet Ink Ensemble, Trio SurPlus, Eco Ensemble, Transient Canvas, clarinetist Matt Ingalls, saxophonist Brien Henderson, trumpeter Chad Goodman, and haegeum player Soo Yeon Lyuh.

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Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan (b. 1995) is an experimental composer and bassist based in Berkeley, California. His music has been featured in festivals such as Yellow Barn Young Artists Program, Valencia International Performance Academy, Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice, and Wellesley Composers Conference. 

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Selim Goncu

Selim Göncü finished his bachelor studies in composition at the University Mozarteum of Salzburg, graduating in 2012. He also served as assistant to the department for composition in Mozarteum for two years.

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Jeremy Wexler

Jeremy Wexler is a musician from Long Island, NY. Studying the drum set from a very young age, Jeremy cites his deep immersion in rhythm, gesture, and timbres of non-pitched percussion instruments in his formative years as a strong influence on his current musical explorations.

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Oren Boneh

Composer and trumpeter, Oren Boneh, is a PhD candidate at the University of California, Berkeley where he works with Franck Bedrossian, Edmund Campion, Ken Ueno and Cindy Cox. His music has been performed by ensembles such as Ensemble Divertimento, Ensemble Meitar, Vertixe Sonora, Ensemble Regards, Ensemble Pentaèdre, the Playground, Ensemble Transmission, Ensemble Reconsil and Architek Percussion.

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Maija Hynninen

Maija Hynninen (b. 1977) – composer and sound artist – incorporates in her work the human voice, live electronics and multidisciplinary performances. She entered the Sibelius Academy in 2003 (M.Mus. 2011) to study with Paavo Heininen while also working for a violin diploma at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

Alumni

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Jason Cress

Musical indeterminacy, environmental sound shaping, and open-access art comprise the focus of Jason Cress’s work as a multimedia sound artist. His projects often include circuit-building, audio feedback, real-time digital processing and electroacoustic composition. By repurposing commonly found electronic waste and raw materials, he seeks to design easily replicable instruments, sound sculptures, and performative objects.

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Matthew Schumaker

Matthew Schumaker is a native of San Francisco, where he is based. He earned a doctorate in Music Composition from UC Berkeley in August 2015 where he studied with Professors Edmund Campion, Cindy Cox, Franck Bedrossian, Ken Ueno and David Wessel. His piece, As I ride the late night freeways, for soprano and orchestra, was premiered by soloist Ann Moss and the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in October, 2015.

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Scott Rubin

Scott Rubin (b.1989) is a composer and improvising violist whose work interrogates relationships between sound and movement through analog and digital means. His recent projects have involved collaborations with musicians and dancers, often making use of interactive acoustic/electronic improvisation and motion-sensitive live electronics.

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Rama Gottfried

Composer and sound artist Rama Gottfried (b. 1977) is recent PhD graduate from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied with Franck Bedrossian, Edmund Campion, Adrian Freed and David Wessel. Previously, he completed composition studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin, the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and the University of Vermont.

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Lily Chen

Lily Chen, born in Hualien, Taiwan, is a composer exploring timbral potentials of both acoustic and electronic music. In her recent works, she creates counterpoint of timbre by synthesizing sound gestures with subtlety, shaping imaginative and poetic atmosphere in her music.

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David Coll

David Coll (b. 1980) is a composer of concert music, installation art, and interdisciplinary projects that engage physical presence with technology to create works of dramatic, introspective, and often playful effect.

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John MacCallum

John MacCallum is a composer and researcher currently based in France.  From 2008–2011 he held a position as Musical Systems Designer at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT).

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Amadeus Regucera

The work of Amadeus Julian Regucera (b.1984) engages with the embodied and acoustical energy of sound and its production, the erotics of performance, the musical vocabulary of popular music, and noise.

New Profiles

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Carmine Emanuele Cella

Carmine Emanuele Cella, is a composer and a researcher in applied mathematics. He studied at Conservatory of Music G. Rossini in Italy getting diplomas in piano, computer music and composition and then studied composition with Azio Corghi at Accademia S.

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Giovanni Santini

The research of Giovanni Santini is focusing on most recent developments of Virtual and Augmented Reality applied to musical performance. He is especially interested in exploring the new possibilities offered in terms of musical notation and virtual interfaces.

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Sarah Grace Graves

Composer-vocalist Sarah Grace Graves seeks to recreate the direct connection between sensation and sound she enjoys as a performer in her notated music.

People

Clara Olivares

Clara Olivares (b. 1993) is a Franco-Spanish composer. After studying the piano at the Conservatory of Strasbourg, she entered the composition curriculum with Mark André in 2011, then continued studying with Philippe Manoury, Daniel D’Adamo, Thierry Blondeau and Annette Schlüntz. She also received advice from Chaya Czernowin, Philippe Schoeller and Alberto Posadas.

People

Curtis Rumrill

The music of Curtis Rumrill explores the intersection of literary form and modern chamber music. His works with writer, naturalist and visual artist Zachary Webber tell darkly comic stories of animals in desperate or violent predicaments.

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.

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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).

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Jon Yu

Jon Yu (b. 1988) is a Taiwanese-American composer whose works explore notions of ritual, utility, and excess. His music has been performed in Germany, Singapore, and throughout the United States by ensembles and soloists such as Mivos Quartet, Ensemble Signal, Wet Ink Ensemble, Trio SurPlus, Eco Ensemble, Transient Canvas, clarinetist Matt Ingalls, saxophonist Brien Henderson, trumpeter Chad Goodman, and haegeum player Soo Yeon Lyuh.

People

Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan (b. 1995) is an experimental composer and bassist based in Berkeley, California. His music has been featured in festivals such as Yellow Barn Young Artists Program, Valencia International Performance Academy, Summer Institute of Contemporary Performance Practice, and Wellesley Composers Conference. 

People

Selim Goncu

Selim Göncü finished his bachelor studies in composition at the University Mozarteum of Salzburg, graduating in 2012. He also served as assistant to the department for composition in Mozarteum for two years.

People

Jeremy Wexler

Jeremy Wexler is a musician from Long Island, NY. Studying the drum set from a very young age, Jeremy cites his deep immersion in rhythm, gesture, and timbres of non-pitched percussion instruments in his formative years as a strong influence on his current musical explorations.