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ODOT Immersion Course 2019

Another successful summer workshop featuring instructors Jeff Lubow and John MacCallum. Thanks to all of the participants, guests and supporters.


CNMAT partners with the TENOR Network

The Center for New Music and Audio Technologies is pleased to be a partner in the Technologies of Notation and Representation (TENOR) Network and will be hosting related events at UC Berkeley in the 2019-20 academic year.  


Alice at Christie's Rockefeller Plaza NYC June 25-28, 2019

Alice is a four channel XR piece created by Media Artist Claudia Hart for exhibition with a Vive VR environment. This version was produced for The Transfer "Download," curated by Kelani Nichole, for a special presentation at Christie’s Rockefeller Plaza in conjunction with their ART + TECH Summit on AI from June 25–28, 2019.

Music by Danielle DeGruttola
Recording and Audio Mix by Edmund Campion
Editing by Meredith Leich




August 19-22, 2019
CNMAT, 1750 Arch St., Berkeley
Instructors:  Jeff Lubow and John MacCallum, guest speakers
Fee: $250

This course will guide students through the odot (o.) programming toolkit for Max/MSP. Odot was designed to support the rapid and robust development of time-based media / arts applications. This course is tailored to artists and developers from any background working with time-based media.


Workshop on Surface Transducers and Reembodied Sound Composition and Installation

Workshop on Surface Transducers and Reembodied Sound Composition and Installation
August 17-18, 2019
CNMAT, 1750 Arch St., Berkeley
Instructor: Matthew Goodheart
Fee: $150

A hands-on introductory workshop on the use of surface transducers/speakers. The workshop will cover current practices in composition and sound installation, technical issues surrounding transducer usage, and a practical introduction to techniques and processes.



LECTURER – Music Technology and Music Perception – Department of Music

The Department of Music at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a
pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach any of the following areas:
Music and technology involving CNMAT technologies and Max/MSP programming.
Special topic courses involving software programming for musical applications of computers.
Music courses focusing on music perception and cognition. Music appreciation courses with
an emphasis on music software and lab-based learning.


Carmine Emanuele Cella

Carmine Emanuele Cella, is a composer and a researcher in applied mathematics. He studied at Conservatory of Music G. Rossini in Italy getting diplomas in piano, computer music and composition and then studied composition with Azio Corghi at Accademia S.



Tone is an analog audio feedback circuit with a tree-like array of three electret condenser microphones, a resonant loudspeaker, 9V amplifier, and a waveguide. This circuit is configured with the loudspeaker pointed upward at the mic array which produces audio feedback. The pipe configuration is situated above the loudspeaker/resonant chamber. The loudspeaker consists of a single 4Ω coil and raised glass sphere. When a participant walks around the device a Helmholtz-like standing wave is disrupted and produces different frequencies as a result.


Magnetic Resonator Piano

In Spring 2019 Jeremy Wagner set out to build a piano resonating device for upcoming research projects and performances by CNMAT composers.  This work draws heavily on prior design work by Per Bloland, et al. with some improvements specific to upcoming CNMAT projects.  The design brief called for a device meeting the following criteria:



Bloom is a flower-like analog oscillator on a transparent substrate comprised of three piezoelectric transducers, one transistor, one 3V battery, three LEDs, three photoresistors, and three resistors. This circuit is configured in a feedback loop which allows it to self-oscillate and produce variable light/sound sequences. The transparent substrate and stem-like conductive trace design gives each component an aesthetic quality. Photoresistors on the piezo elements provide subtle interaction by changing the electrical resistance when light is more or less present.