New Profiles


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.

Jason Cress, sound art

Jason Cress

Jason Cress is a composer who often explores musical indeterminacy and environmental sound shaping. By situating commonly found materials, he hopes to design instruments that can be easily replicated as sound sculptures or performative objects. Larsen tone audio feedback systems, sensors, and the acoustical properties of cylinders, cones, and spheres are of central concern.


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.

Oren Boneh, composer

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.

Matthew Schumaker, composer

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.


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.


Jeremy Wagner

Jeremy Wagner is a composer, performer and sound designer based in the Bay Area.  Since 2016 he has served as Audio & Computer Technician for CNMAT's research & production infrastructure and provides sound & video engineering support for CNMAT concerts & events.


Adrian Freed

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


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.

Lily Chen, composer

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.

David Coll, composer

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.