MISSION

CNMAT is dedicated to multidisciplinary research and the creative use of sound, linking the concert hall to the laboratory.  We support a dynamic group of educational, performance and research programs focused on the creative interaction between new music and emerging technologies. CNMAT collaborates with a number of departments, presenters, centers, and units on campus, including the Department of Music, the Department of Art Practice,  the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, the Department of Film and Media, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, the College of Environmental Design, the Arts Research Center, the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Berkeley Institute of Design, the Berkeley Center for New Media, BAM/PFA, Cal Performances, and the Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life.

HISTORY

The UC Berkeley Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) was conceived and established by composer and Professor Emeritus Richard Felciano in the late 1980s. Professor David Wessel (1942-2014) served as Director of CNMAT from 1988 until 2005, when CNMAT adopted a Co-director model that included Professor Edmund Campion. Professor Campion was appointed Director of CNMAT in 2014.  Adrian Freed served as Research Director from 1989 until 2016.  Richard Andrews has been Associate Director since 1996.

OUTREACH

CNMAT's events program offers a range of concerts, lectures and workshops informed by our research and pedagogical efforts. In our Sound Spatialization Theater, we present concerts that cross cultural and musical barriers and provide a forum for diverse lectures and demonstrations for students, faculty and the community.

PEDAGOGY

CNMAT provides the Department of Music with a full curriculum in Music and Technology based on over twenty-five years of research and development.  We also offer an ongoing series of workshops and residencies open to the public.  CNMAT does not offer any specific degree program, either undergraduate or graduate, in the area of music and technology -- prospective graduate students apply directly to the music composition program in the Department of Music.

VISITING SCHOLARS AND RESEARCHERS

CNMAT accepts proposals from visiting scholars, composers, and researchers at any time during the year. 

Address

1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, California
94720
U.S.A. 

Phone Number

 +1 (510) 643-9990

Coordinates

 -122.264213, 37.876795

Administrative Contact

Richard Andrews richard@cnmat.berkeley.edu