CNMAT Users Group Concert

Kevin CK Lo, Ava Koohbor, and Hallie Smith will be performing works in CNMAT’s main room, with its 16 channel system.

Kevin CK Lo - Scarlet’s Caress on Tangible Elbow
Ava Koohbor - Beta Brass Cynosure
Hallie Smith - Hearteyed

Kevin CK Lo is a composer, choreographer, writer and artist living on Chechenyo Ohlone land (Oakland), currently a PhD Candidate in Music Composition at UC Berkeley. In his compositions for live performance and installation, he utilizes instruments, digital sound processing and generative programming environments to examine spatial and auditory sensitivities, topological structure and audience kinesthetic response while seeking to corrupt conventional compositional/performative/installative rationale. He is also one half of the experimental interdisciplinary duo, DROUGHT SPA, alongside alex cruse.

Ava Koohbor is a poet, visual, and sound artist. Her poems have appeared in various publications as well the chapbooks Triangle Squared, a fictional conversation among John Cage, Marcel Duchamp, and Morton Feldman (Bootstrap Press) along with Death Under Construction (Ugly Duckling Presse/ Bird & Beckett Books). Her latest electronic music performance was broadcasted online in The Modular World Anniversary Series. Her assemblages (Eye of Noir) hosted by Colter Jacobson were exhibited at Right Window Gallery. She believes that each artist is a medium to transfer the world of possibilities to what is. She is now pursuing an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media at Mills College.

Hallie Smith is a musician and composer based in the Bay area. Her intuition-based practice is oriented towards building soft circuits and sensors, coding, sound installations, and emotional content. Her ambient electronic music loops seamlessly through unexpected transitions and slowly drifting drones. At the center of her workflow are a drum machine and several synthesizers. She is currently pursuing a PhD at UC Berkeley and releases music on New York-based Geryon label.

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Thursday, December 2, 2021, 7:30pm to 9:00pm
1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, CA
This Event is Free and Open to the Public