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letter Ed uses to invite composer to submit music to ECO

Posted by Edmund Campion on November 11, 2011

Last year at CNMAT, in association with Cal Performances at UC Berkeley, we instituted a professional ensemble in residence, the ECO Ensemble. The ensemble is sinfonietta size (up to 20 musicians, possibly more). The musicians of ECO are drawn from the best performers of new music in the Bay Area and are under the direction of David Milnes.

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Posted by Edmund Campion on September 9, 2011

tape_music.maxpat -- a max patch map of the world of fixed-media tape music

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The time-map pitch-mapping problem

Posted by Edmund Campion on July 9, 2010

I am working this current project in five steps:

1) design timemap with rough cut of pitch mapping
Thus far, this process is working, but the pitch mapping is rudimentary and will most likely stay that way for now.

2) transfer to a sequencer package (DP),

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working with TIMEWARP and features request

Posted by Edmund Campion on June 28, 2010

The tool is performing very well. On the foundational working level, the GUI is working nicely and I find I can explore material quickly and get quick feedback with accurate results. I find myself sculpting the time and I have been able to work at a speed that feels natural and productive and keeps my goal on the musical outcome.

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Need for resonant synth in Auditory Fiction

Posted by Edmund Campion on June 18, 2010

After some preliminary work and mediation, a need to include a resonator~ based synthesis in the Auditory Fiction project becomes necessary.

This is what needs to be done.

• develop a resonator poly player that allows for multiple voice playback and management of voices. Include messaging for MODE OF EXCITATION, MODEL, DECAY RATES.

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Aesthetic and Process challenges for Auditory Fiction

Posted by Edmund Campion on June 18, 2010

Working with dynamic tempo maps forces a disconnect from most of my compositional skill set -- many of the traditional compositional approaches and techniques do not map meaningfully to the space -- a new creation involves all the aspects of music not just the timemap space, but the timemap space demands a change in method for the composer. In Auditory Fiction, a fixed instrumentation that is not ideal to the primary software tool being developed (flute/clarinet/cello/piano) is also a big concern -- not uncommon problem in these kinds of productions.

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Auditory Fiction project described

Posted by Edmund Campion on May 28, 2010

Commissioned by Societe Generale and the Zellig Ensemble for a Project with Brown Universtiy, Indiana University and Berkeley Cal Performances. Berkeley premiere is scheduled for Nov. 7, 2010 in Hertz Hall.

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HART-organizing DAT materials post-migration

Posted by Edmund Campion on May 22, 2009

We have 100’s of DAT tapes, many with no meta-data, in some cases, not even who and when.
Many of the DATs will not be of use but we can attempt to migrate them as possible.
Any information written on the DAT tape/cover should be written into a text file and saved in the folder with the migrated audio.

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CNMAT student summer use policies 2009

Posted by Edmund Campion on May 12, 2009

Required of all graduate students in Music Composition who are using CNMAT for the summer of 2009

1) You must be a member of the [cnmat:group/keyholders|CNMAT Keyholders Group.]
2) If you are using the Main Room at CNMAT, you must be a member of the [cnmat:node/3114|CNMAT Main Room Users Group.]