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CUG Presents Ear Foil

The CNMAT Users Group (CUG) will present Ear Foil, a completely improvised concert for cello, violin, voice, and electronics. The work ranges from dense and internal states to billowing, ebullient, and expansive expressions of sound-with some short interruptions in between. Please join us for this free event!


Concert Featuring the Work of Rafal Zapala

As the culminating expereince of Rafal Zapala's Fulbright residency at CNMAT, a concert featuring his work will be performed by the visiting Hashtag ensemble. It will focus on artistic theory surrounding new open forms of music intermediated by technological tools. These forms are explored in the context of written scores and live chamber music performance.


Sound Encounters II — CNMAT & SFCMP

SFCMP and CNMAT are partnering to present Sound Encounters II as part of SFCMP’s in the community series. The event will feature works from several CNMAT artists and includes the world premiere of a new work for percussion and electronics by CNMAT director and longtime friend of SFCMP Edmund Campion, setting the stage for four acousmatic, electro-acoustic and multimedia compositions by Hallie Smith, Jon Yu, Andrew Harlan and Didem Coskunseven.


CNMAT | Lyon Conservatory Exchange

The Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT), the UC Berkeley Department of Music, and the Berkeley New Music Project are partnering with the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon (CNSMDL) in a collaborative concert featuring new compositions by Berkeley and Lyon Composers performed by the ECO Ensemble on December 8th at 8pm.  The same new compositions will travel to France in January as part of a featured concert in Lyon at Festival Empreintes.


SFCMP/CNMAT In The Community Concert

On December 19, 2021, and as part of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players 2021-22 season’s in the COMMUNITY offerings, SFCMP presented works hailing from UC Berkeley’s Center for New Music and Audio Technologies.


Splinter Reeds Residency & Concert

Splinter Reeds will be in residence at CNMAT this spring with a concert on March 18, 2002 in Hertz Hall featuring works from Hallie Smith, Andrew Harlan, Jon Yu, and James Stone.


CNMAT Users Group Concert: Blanton, Er, Smith

The CNMAT Users Group (CUG) will present an improvisation concert for electronics, vocals, violin, percussion, and visuals on February 26, 2022 at 9pm. The concert will bring together acoustic instruments and electronics with live visuals. Please join us for this free event!

Andrew Blanton: Visuals, percussion, electronics

Eda Er: Electronics, vocals

Hallie Smith: Electronics, violin 



Graduate students from the UC Berkeley composition program will present new works featuring string quartet, soprano, and electronics on February 18, 2022.

Luke Dzwonczyk: “A Release from the Covering of Clay” for voice and electronics
Andrew Harlan: “HYPHA” for electronics
Eda Er: “Blah Blah Blah” for string quartet
Jeremy Wexler: “Choose your identity provider” for electronics
George Papajohn: “Duetto” and “Trope” for string quartet

Performed by the Eco Ensemble:

Amy Foote
Jooyeon Kong
Ilana Thomas
Ellen Rose
Leighton Fong



A double portrait of sound artists and instrument builders Laetitia Sonami and Viola Yip, the concert will feature both artists performing a collaborative work as well as two solo works.

Monday, March 14, 2022, 8:00pm to 9:30pm
1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, CA 94709

This Event is Free and Open to the Public (limited seating)


CNMAT Welcomes Han Zhang

CNMAT welcomes international researcher Han Zhang to begin a 2021/22 research residency.

Han will be working closely with Carmine Cella. The focus of the research will be machine learning based methods for music timbre representation, music creation, and other related areas.

Han recently completed her MS degree in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.


Selim Göncü’s Widerklang Performance

Selim Göncü’s new composition “Widerklang”, winner of the 2020 Lee Ettelson Award, will be premiered by the Ninth Planet Music Ensemble.

Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 7:30pm
Center for New Music
55 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Selim Göncü’s “Widerklang” for bass clarinet, percussion, piano, violin, and cello (Ettelson 2020), presents a distorted, noisy, and quasi-improvisational sound world, exploring the connection between noise and pitch.


Marlon Schumacher Joins CNMAT for spring residency

CNMAT is pleased to welcome international composer and researcher Marlon Schumacher for a spring research residency. Marlon will be working in collaboration with Professor Carmine Cella and on his own independent research initiatives.

Marlon Schumacher is full professor for Music Informatics at the Institute for Music Informatics and Musicology (IMWI) of the Hochschule für Musik in Karlsruhe, Germany.


Alessandro Frullani Works With Professor Cella on Instrument Augmentation

Alessandro Frullani will be in residence this spring at CNMAT. Alessandro recently finished his masters degree in mechanical engineering. He will be working under the direction of Professor Carmine Cella on the research and development of musical instrument augmentation.

Alessandro specializes in vibration mechanics, acoustics, and psychoacoustics. His master’s thesis featured his work on binaural recording.


Tejera, Belugou, Stankiewicz Concert

CNMAT welcomes Januibe Tejera, Olivier Stankiewicz, and Alice Belugou for an April concert.

Tejera, Belugou, Stankiewicz Concert
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 @ 8pm
1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, CA, 94709

The concert will feature works by Tejera, Pedro Garcia Velazquez, Tonia Ko, and Gabriel Araújo.



CNMAT is pleased to host a concert of composers and performers affiliated with CCRMA.

Friday, April 15, 2022 @ 8pm
1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, CA 9470

The concert will feature Barbara Nerness and Engin Dağlık. Barbara will be joined by Stephanie Sherriff and they will be performing as Alkimiya Transfer.