Recently on CNMAT


Linda Bouchard's Ocular Scores

On March 3, 2023 at 10am CNMAT will host an open lecture/presentation where Linda Bouchard will introduce her custom tool OCULAR SCORES for the creation of graphical notation from the analysis of complex sounds. She has been developing this tool since 2018 as a resident researcher at matralab, Concordia University in Montreal with Joseph Browne, the designer. She will present her work on ocular scores with the participation of Carmine Cella, Jeffrey Lubow and Ellen Ruth Rose.


Hinge Ensemble Residency

The Hinge ensemble will be in residence at CNMAT this spring to work with CNMAT affiliated composers: Eda Er, George Papajohn, Sarah Grace Graves and Kevin Lo. The residency will culminate in a concert at CNMAT on March 25th.


CNMAT welcomes Annette Vande Gorne: Haïkus

Artistic Director of the Brussels International Acousmatic Festival L'Espace du Son, Annette Vande Gorne, professor emeritus at the Royal Conservatories of Brussels and Mons, will present a multi-channel acousmatic concert of her electro-acoustic work Complete Haikus (New Year's Day, Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) 2016-2020 (57').  The one-hour composition will be diffused in the CNMAT main room in a special multi-channel mix performed live by Annette Vande Gorne.


Cella Honored with IRCAM commission and world premiere

CNMAT’s lead researcher, Carmine-Emanuele Cella's new composition, I am in blood, wil be given a world premiered at IRCAM’s Espace de projection on February 16, 2023.

I am in blood, commissioned by IRCAM, marks a culmination of Calla’s research in and exploration of assisted orchestration which integrates artificial intelligence, spatialization and the augmentation of instruments.



Luke Dzwonczyk at ISMIR 2022

Graduate composition student Luke Dzwonczyk’s piece The Oratory of Saint Philip Neri was presented at the 23rd International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2022) as part of the music program. The conference ran from December 4th to 8th in a hybrid format in Bengaluru, India.

The piece, which was written by various computer programs, explores computational creativity, the ability of computers to create music, and the way humans interpret art made by machines.


New Paper on Orchidea

Professor Carmine-Emanuele Cella has published a significant paper on Orchidea in the Journal of New Music Research.


Jean Bresson

Jean Bresson is a computer music researcher and software engineer, currenly working as product owner at Ableton (Berlin). Between 2003 and 2019 he was researcher at IRCAM (Paris). He has been one of the main developers of the OpenMusic environment, and has extended computer-assisted composition applications in a number of new directions such as sound synthesis and processing, sound spatialization, or real-time interaction systems.


Danielle DeGruttola

Improvising Cellist, Danielle DeGruttola, is an acoustic and electric cellist and composer.  Her cello improvisations fuse multiple genres, room acoustics, and electronic sound, creating thoughtful and powerful compositions that interweave elements of contemporary jazz, classical, electronica, folk, blues, rock, and hardcore. Her sublime sound is adventuresome and exploratory yet maintains concrete form.