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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

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Trevor Van de Velde

Trevor Van de Velde (b. 1998) is a composer interested in the relationship between the body and noise. Often utilizing found objects and electronics, Trevor's works aim to form an interface between performer, space, and source of sound.

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A E R

A E R is a site-specific installation, by UC Berkeley Graduate Composer Didem Coskunseven and Engin Daglik (Stanford), focusing on turning a ‘transitive space’ into a ‘space of experience’ by using lighting design and interactive spatial sound design in such a way that they manifest both an uncanny and inviting ambience. The work consists of four light structures hung on the surfaces of a shipping container and 8-channel interactive audio immersed in this transitive space.

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Percussionist Russell Greenberg at CNMAT

CNMAT is happy to welcome back Percussionist Russell Greenberg for a visit!  Russell is a founding member of the YARN/WIRE quartet and has collaborated over the years with many UC Berkeley composers.  

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Didem Coskunseven

Didem Coskunseven is a composer, sound artist and electronic musician based in Berkeley, CA. Coskunseven’s works vary between acoustic compositions for ensembles, electronic music, installations for gallery spaces and productions for stage focusing on creating multi-sensorial experience. She performs as a computer musician and improvisor collaborating with dancers, choreographers and video designers. 

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RESEARCH ON ASSISTED ORCHESTRATION

 

Undergraduate students are working with Assistant Professor Carmine Cella on computer-assisted orchestration and machine learning.

This semester, visiting undergraduate researcher from China, Hongfu Liu, is interning at CNMAT. His topic is: 

Deep Learning Approaches for Computer-Assisted Orchestration

Computer-assisted orchestration is a recognized topic in Music Information Retrieval (MIR).  Systems ‘Orchidea’ and ‘Ato-ms’ have been used by composers in different communities for many years.

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Jean Geoffroy at CNMAT

 

Jean Geoffroy, percussionist, and international soloist, is in residence this week at CNMAT working with composer Edmund Campion on projects and collaborations with the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon (CNSMDL) and Générateur de Ressources et d’Activités Musicales Exploratoires (GRAME).

Jean Geoffroy is the invited speaker for the composition colloquium this Friday, November 8, at 3 p.m. at CNMAT (free and open to the public):

Innovative tools for performance 

In his own words...

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Audible Numbers in Seoul

The Contemporary Gugak Orchestra is presenting Edmund Campion's Audible Numbers on Friday and Saturday, September 27-28, 2019, at the National Gugak Center in Seoul, S. Korea. The piece was composed using the Open Music/TESSELLATE library developed by Matthew Schumaker, Edmund Campion, and Jean Bresson at CNMAT.

Read the preview article in the Korean Herald