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Hélène Papadopoulos in Residence at CNMAT

Hélène Papadopoulos is a pianist known for her intricate and sensitive interpretations who possesses a transversal vision of music creation and performance. She embarks on her residency at CNMAT to delve into the legacy of American keyboardist Rosalyn Tureck (1913-2003) for Bach performance in the 21st century. She is commissioning new works from living composers inspired by Tureck’s perspective, fostering a dialogue between tradition and innovation in Bach's performance.


Monacchi and Casetta - Residency and concert

The composers and sound designers David Monacchi and Nicola Casetta are in residency at CNMAT this week. The schedule for the week inlcudes:

Tue, Feb 27, 2pm: Masterclass by Casetta on sound design with feedback

Fri, Mar 1, 3pm: Colloquium by Monacchi on his project Fragments of exctinction (

Fri, Mar 1, 8pm: Concert


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Roger Reynolds at 90

Roger Reynolds at 90: PASSAGE and Persistence

In celebration of Roger Reynolds’ 90th year, CNMAT and the Department of Music will be sponsoring and hosting a colloquium and concert. The colloquium will be held on March 8, 2024 at and the concert will be held on March 9, 2024. There will also be an invitation only concert at Meyer Theater. See our event listings for more information.


OpenLab: Machine Learning and Music Working Group

As part of CNMAT’s OpenLab series, the first meeting of the machine learning and music working group will convene this Thursday, November 9, from 4-5:30 pm at CNMAT (1750 Arch Street). The purpose of the group is to bring together those who are working on research and/or artistic projects that relate to music and machine learning. This is an open meeting in which all are welcome to join.


Maija Hynninen, Mobiles, L'itenéraire -- IRCAM

Maija Hynninen, CNMAT affiliate composer, works in concert music, electronic instrument design, and multidisciplinary performances. The essence of her music builds on the unique moments where the parameters of this world are slightly altered to allow a glimpse of another reality to be present.



Visiting Scholar J.J. Burred

J.J. Burred is in residence this fall as a visiting scholar. He will be working closely with Carmine Emanuale Cella on machine learning methods for synthesis and orchestration and, in particular, about creative applications of sound source separation methods.


Kaija Saariaho (1952-2023) Remembrance CNMAT 2015

Composer, Kaija Saariaho died on June 2, 2023. In the Fall of 2015, Ms. Saariaho was the Bloch Lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley. Her husband Jean-Baptiste Barrière was the holder of the CNMAT David Wessel Residency in Music and Science. Edmund Campion conducted lengthy interviews with Kaija and Jean-Baptiste throughout their stay. Her presence at CNMAT was one of the highlights of the last decade.


Linda Bouchard's Ocular Scores

On March 3, 2023 at 10am CNMAT will host an open lecture/presentation where Linda Bouchard will introduce her custom tool OCULAR SCORES for the creation of graphical notation from the analysis of complex sounds. She has been developing this tool since 2018 as a resident researcher at matralab, Concordia University in Montreal with Joseph Browne, the designer. She will present her work on ocular scores with the participation of Carmine Cella, Jeffrey Lubow and Ellen Ruth Rose.