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Sound Encounters III

For a third season, CNMAT will continue its partnership with SFCMP. On December 4th, 2022, in collaboration with the UC Berkeley department of music and SFCMP, CNMAT will help to present Sound Encounters III. The concert will feature works by CNMAT affiliated composers and artists, Eda Er, Kevin Lo, and Aine Nakamura.

Featuring: Richard Worn, double bass


Laetitia Sonami Residency

Laetitia Sonami will have an extended residency at CNMAT from October to November 2022. She will work closely with students and guest researchers on the application of sensors for musicians, composers, and sound artists. Her residency will culminate in a workshop concert presenting new pieces by CNMAT composers and researchers on November 18, 2022 at 6pm.

Sonami is a composer, sound artist, performer and researcher.


Huck Hodge Colloquium and Concert

Huck Hodge will be visiting in early October 2022. He will be participating in the music department colloquium series which will happen at CNMAT and also giving a performance of his work.


Eric Raynaud—Guest Artist & Researcher

Eric Raynaud (Fraction) will be a guest artist and visitng researcher at CNMAT this fall.

Fraction is a new media artist whose work focuses in particular on immersive and audiovisual experience design.


ODOT v1.3.4 Released

On Tuesday, July 5, odot v1.3.4 was released through the Max Package Manager. This new release, prepared by John MacCallum, provides support and compatibility with Apple's M1 processors as well as other minor updates and bug fixes. Users should update Odot through the Max Package Manager:


CNMAT PC-2410: a passive pad for tactile transducer workflows

Here at CNMAT we often work with tactile transducers in large stage settings and this presents a number of technical challenges.  Composers tend to favor inexpensive, off-the-shelf consumer amplifiers and transducer/exciters that can be difficult to interface with professional audio equipment without distortion or damage.  The core issue here is that the consumer level amplifier typically expects a -10 dBV (0.316 volt RMS) signal while most professional equipment is capable of handling much higher signal voltages--typically up to +24 dBu (12.28 volts RMS).  When transducers are deployed in


Rama Gottfried appointed Professor at Zurich University of the Arts

The Zurich University of the Arts Board has appointed Rama Gottfried, a CNMAT alum and PhD graduate in music composition from the Department of Music, to the position of Professor of Contemporary Computer Music Practice previously held by Prof. Dr. Martin Neukom. He will take up the post in August 2022.