Missing CNMAT Main Room Events!

This photo is a cool memory of the outstanding concert that Jenny Q Chai  gave at CNMAT in 2019.

CNMAT, in lockdown now for almost two months, is missing our friends and gatherings.

We look forward to announcing new streaming concerts and events at CNMAT for Fall 2020. Stay tuned!!

In the photo, from left to right:

Music/CNMAT Professor Carmine E. Cella

CNMAT affiliated artist, Jenny Q Chai

Professor and Chair of the Department of Music, Cindy Cox

Professor and Director of CNMAT, Edmund Campion.


On Zoomology: Claudia Hart Accepts ESport Prize for Alice Unchained

CNMAT-affiliated artist Claudia Hart received an award from the Esports Digital Art Prizes for 2019.  Her acceptance of the award included the creative reuse of ZOOM's virtual background feature.  The acceptance video went viral and points to a playful emerging art practice in the time of crisis -- something Hart calls ON ZOOMOLOGY.


San Francisco Contemporary Music Players and CNMAT

As part of its upcoming 50th Anniversary Season, SFCMP will collaborate with CNMAT to feature SOUND ENCOUNTERS, a concert of sound art in an installation-style setting.  SFCMP percussionist Willian Winant will perform James Tenney's Koan: Having Never Written a Note for Percussion followed by performances and pieces from emerging sound artists and composers Maija Hynninen, Jon Kulpa, and Jon Yu.  SOUND ENCOUNTERS is scheduled to take place at the Root Division in San Francisco on Sunday, December 6, 2020, at 3 p.m.


Daniele Ghisi

CNMAT welcomes Visiting Composer and Researcher Daniele Ghisi for 2020.  Together with Assistant Professor Carmine Cella, he will explore several advanced topics in computer-assisted orchestration and deep learning for music.



Ali Momeni

CNMAT welcomes Visiting Researcher, Scientist, and Artist, Ali Momeni for Spring 2020.

Ali Momeni works at the intersection of art, sound, design, and technology.  While at CNMAT, Ali will continue the development of ml.lib, a library of interactive machine learning tools for musicians and artists; and second, design and fabrication of several hybrid physical-digital instruments for drawing and music-making.



Olivier Lartillot (POSTPONED)

Olivier Lartillot's residency at CNMAT has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date when travel conditions return to normal.  Stay tuned! 


CNMAT welcomes Visiting Researcher, Olivier Lartillot for Spring 2020.

Olivier is a researcher in computational music analysis at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion, at the University of Oslo, Norway.


Radical 2

The CNMAT Users group has organized a mini-residency with the New York-based percussion duo Radical 2 from December 5-7, 2019.  Radical 2, Levy Lorenzo (photo right)  and Dennis Sullivan (photo left) is an irrational, classification-defying duo that explores the intersection of theatric, percussive and electronic mediums. UC Berkeley Graduate Composers Sarah Grace Graves, Andrew Blanton (photo center), and Andrew Harlan have created new compositions for the duo using a variety of CNMAT-supported technologies and with support from Jeremy Wagner and David Coll (sound artist and composer in re