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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.


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.


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.


Jonathan Kulpa

Jon Kulpa’s works explore sound mass, algorithmically generated sound texture, spatial sound, and interactivity.  His most recently completed project, QuBits, is a virtual reality (VR) sound-space.  A user navigates this environment while wearing a VR headset, encountering many virtual characters that each have a type of appearance and sonic identity.  Using hand controllers, a user is able to affect the audiovisual behavior of virtual charac


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.


Luke Dzwonczyk

Luke Dzwonczyk is an undergraduate researcher at CNMAT for the 2019-2020 school year. He is a senior double majoring in Computer Science and Music. His past projects at CNMAT include a granular synthesis engine that focuses on manipulating vocals, as well as an OSC Python server for controlling addressable LED strips. He is currently working with Jeremy Wagner on upgrading the CNMAT Stompbox to include networking capabilities.



Stompbox 2.0 (2019)

The CNMAT StompBox 2.0 is being designed, programmed and assembled by Music and Computer Science major Luke Dzwonczyk with support from CNMAT's Jeremy Wagner and Professor Edmund Campion.  Luke completed Music 158A and Music 158B which qualified him to participate in the Music and Technology "Discovery Experience", a CNMAT and Department of Music initiative to increase Undergraduate Research and Capstone projects involving music and technology at CNMAT.