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CNMAT.o.stompbox -- lots of pedals to Max

CNMAT.o.stompbox -- a breakout box for Teensy & Max

Introduction
Early in the Fall semester 2017, CNMAT director Edmund Campion came to me with a request to build a system that would allow for multiple foot-pedal controllers to be connected to Max.  The design criteria required that the system should:

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ironic erratic erotic

ironic erratic erotic is a trio composed for dancer, tuba, contrabass, and motion-sensitive live electronics. It was premiered at Labor Neunzehn in Berin in May 2017 by Yuri Shimaoka (dance), Jack Adler-McKean (tuba), and Adam Goodwin (contrabass).

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Kerosene Palace

Kerosene Palace, for orchestra and electronics

by Scott Rubin, for David Milnes and the University of California Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Kerosene Palace is a work scored for orchestra and electronics, which was written for David Milnes and the University of California Berkeley Symphony Orchestra. The electronics, composed of fixed soundfiles created by the composer that were cued during the performance. The diffusion of the electronic sound was supported with equipment and funds supplied by the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies.

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negative expanse (2017)

negative expanse (2017)

For amplified string quartet and 8-channel speaker environment

Composed by Jon Kulpa

Performed by Friction Quartet

Commissioned by Sounds of Science Commissioning Club

Audio production and installation by Jeremy Wagner

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Open Cylinder Larsen Tone Audio Feedback Instrumental Prototype

This audio feedback system is being developed by Ph.D. student Jason Cress, at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies in Berkeley, CA. It is a prototype designed to digitally manage or “shape” Larsen tone audio feedback as it resonates through various media. In this case, air pressure waves are produced by a loudspeaker, routed through a configuration of pipes, split at an angle greater than 90 degrees, and picked up by a microphone on the other end.

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Freedom from Fear (2017)

Freedom from Fear (2017)
for oboe, two speaker arrays (6 around the audience and 4.2 on stage) and lights
Composed/electronics by Maija Hynninen
Performed by Kyle Bruckmann, oboe
‘sounDome’ homemade speakers manufactured by Maija Hynninen, designed by Roberto Ortiz-Soto and Maija Hynninen, programmed by Ilya Rostovtsev.
Audio production and installation by Jeremy Wagner and Maija Hynninen

Special thanks to Eric Paulos and CITRIS Invention Lab staff for all help and support with the 'sounDome'.

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Martin Matalon

The UC Berkeley Department of Music, CNMAT and Cal Performances present Bloch Lecturer Martin Matalon.

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Anthony Paul De Ritis: Electroacoustic Music, in memorium: David Wessel

Albany Records has released a new CD by composer Anthony Paul De Ritis: Electroacoustic Music, In memorium: David Wessel

Composer Anthony Paul De Ritis began studying with David Wessel at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies after returning from his studies at the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau. Wessel exerted a tremendous influence on De Ritis, both as a teacher and as a person. This recording of De Ritis' music is a tribute to David Wessel.

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Jean Bresson: Interactive visual programming systems for music composition

Jean Bresson (IRCAM) was in residence at CNMAT as a Fulbright visiting scholar from Feb. to Aug., 2016, carrying out a research fellowship entitled "Interactive visual programming systems for music composition". The objectives of this project, framed in the development of computer-aided composition software, were to explore multimedia interactions in compositional processes, and integrate CNMAT technology and approaches in the OpenMusic environment.

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John Bischoff w/ Jeffrey Lubow + Cullen Miller

CNMAT Presents an evening with John Bischoff, Jeffrey Lubow, and Cullen Miller.

Friday, May 18, 2018, 8:00pm
CNMAT
1750 Arch st., Berkeley, CA 94720

Tickets $10 general, $5 students + seniors

Program:

8pm:  Lubow + Miller in a duo with interactive, spatialized synthesis.
9pm:  Bischoff will perform a solo set featuring performance-reflexive electronics.

 

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Standing Wave Audio Feedback Prototype

In an ongoing effort to repurpose old electronics and common waste materials, Ph.D. student Jason Cress, makes use of discarded electronic components, plastic bowls, and particle board in this instrumental prototype. The electronic configuration is based on a generic bullhorn circuit which requires few components and can be easily embedded into a variety of hardware interface designs.

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Tana String Quartet

CNMAT welcomes the Tana String Quartet as an ensemble in residence for November, 2018. Public events include a concert at CNMAT on November 11th featuring new works by UC Berkeley graduate student composers and a concert at the Center for New Music in San Francisco on November 13th featuring works from the group's repertoire.

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