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Rage Thormbones Residency & Concert

Rage Thormbones will complete their residency at CNMAT this month and present a concert of works by UC Berkeley composers. They have worked closely with the duo over past months to develop pieces that range from ecstatic grim comedy to improvisatory murmurings. There will be a light reception to follow the concert.

RAGE Thormbones Concert
Saturday, April 30, 2022, 8:00pm to 9:30pm
1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, CA 94709


Pop-Up Exhibition: Word Search

Come experience David Coll's Word Search

Word Search
Friday, April 22, 2022, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, CA 94709

Word Search is a pop-up exhibition with an ongoing reception from 7-9pm. Showings earlier in the day by appointment.


Blanton Featured In Portal Refractions

CNMAT composer and researcher, Andrew Blanton, will be featured in Portal Refractions, a New Art City Physical Activation. The event is hosted by Gray Area.


"The portal is a gateway to another world; but when you cross the threshold everything changes, it becomes refracted. This special event, featuring mixed-reality and sound performances, offers a look at the looking glass itself."


Mathematical modeling of music timbre

CNMAT's Lead Researcher, Department of Music Assistant Professor Carmine-Emanuele Cella, with co-authors, recently published two new papers on the mathematical modeling of music timbre.


CNMAT Externals v1.0.5 Released

On Wednesday, April 27, CNMAT released a maintenance update for CNMAT Externals v1.0.5 that provides support and compatibility with Apple's M1 processors as well as other minor updates and bug fixes. Users should update the CNMAT Externals through the Max Package Manager:


Welcoming John-Carlos Perea

John-Carlos Perea will be in residence at CNMAT as a visiting researcher, composer, and performer for the academic year 2022-23. In addition to being a GRAMMY® Award winning multi-instrumentalist and recording artist, John-Carlos is Associate Professor of American Indian Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University.

John-Carlos will be developing a musician-specific augmented performance environment for voice, cedar flute, and drum.


Rama Gottfried appointed Professor at Zurich University of the Arts

The Zurich University of the Arts Board has appointed Rama Gottfried, a CNMAT alum and PhD graduate in music composition from the Department of Music, to the position of Professor of Contemporary Computer Music Practice previously held by Prof. Dr. Martin Neukom. He will take up the post in August 2022.


CNMAT PC-2410: a passive pad for tactile transducer workflows

Here at CNMAT we often work with tactile transducers in large stage settings and this presents a number of technical challenges.  Composers tend to favor inexpensive, off-the-shelf consumer amplifiers and transducer/exciters that can be difficult to interface with professional audio equipment without distortion or damage.  The core issue here is that the consumer level amplifier typically expects a -10 dBV (0.316 volt RMS) signal while most professional equipment is capable of handling much higher signal voltages--typically up to +24 dBu (12.28 volts RMS).  When transducers are deployed in


ODOT v1.3.4 Released

On Tuesday, July 5, odot v1.3.4 was released through the Max Package Manager. This new release, prepared by John MacCallum, provides support and compatibility with Apple's M1 processors as well as other minor updates and bug fixes. Users should update Odot through the Max Package Manager:


Eric Raynaud—Guest Artist & Researcher

Eric Raynaud (Fraction) will be a guest artist and visitng researcher at CNMAT this fall.

Fraction is a new media artist whose work focuses in particular on immersive and audiovisual experience design.


Huck Hodge Colloquium and Concert

Huck Hodge will be visiting in early October 2022. He will be participating in the music department colloquium series which will happen at CNMAT and also giving a performance of his work.


Laetitia Sonami Residency

Laetitia Sonami will have an extended residency at CNMAT from October to November 2022. She will work closely with students and guest researchers on the application of sensors for musicians, composers, and sound artists. Her residency will culminate in a workshop concert presenting new pieces by CNMAT composers and researchers on November 18, 2022 at 6pm.

Sonami is a composer, sound artist, performer and researcher.