Chris will perform two pieces for computer-controlled analog sine-waves:  “Sub Way Beats”, exploring the beating of just intonation dyads moving in one octave from 27.5 to 55 hertz frequencies; and “Nesting…” for piano and two-sine waves. Jeff will also play a set of his music for diffused hybrid synthesizerand Chris and Jeff perform a third set of improvisation.

Chris Brown, composer, pianist, and electronic musician, creates music for acoustic instruments with interactive electronics, for computer networks, and for improvising ensembles. Collaboration and improvisation are consistent themes in his work, along with the invention and performance of new electronic instruments and software. These range from electro-acoustic instruments (“Gazamba”, 1982), to acoustic instrument transformation systems (“Lava”, 1992), and audience interactive FM radio installations (“Transmissions”, 2004). He is a founding member of The HUB, the pioneering network music ensemble, and has composed many interactive works for the percussionist William Winant (Iconicities, New World Records.) His most recent music explores microtonal tunings, including Six Primes, for piano in 13-limit just intonation, Arcade for string quartet, and Occhio, a song cycle for virtual piano, cell and voice, oboe, and computer. As a performer he has recorded music by Henry Cowell, Luc Ferrari, José Maceda, John Zorn, David Rosenboom, Larry Ochs, Glenn Spearman, and Wadada Leo Smith; as an improvisor he has recorded with Pauline Oliveros, Fred Frith, Frank Gratkowski, Rova Saxophone Quartet, Ikue Mori, Biggi Vinkeloe, Don Robinson, and Van-Anh Vo, among many others. Recordings are available on New World, Tzadik, Pogus, Intakt, Rastascan, Ecstatic Peace, Red Toucan, SIRR, Leo, and Artifact Recordings labels. He is a Professor Emeritus of Music at Mills College where he served as Co-Director of the Center for Contemporary Music (CCM).

Jeffrey M. Lubow is an interdisciplinary artist, designer, and researcher concerned with the space between the body and emergent technology.  His influences include a number of mentors and colleagues the likes of David Wessel, Leslie Stuck, John Bischoff, and Patrick Clancy.  His current music practice stems from a 25-year history with computer music and media practice, alongside various collaborations and residencies.

He has collaborated with Adrian Freed, Tarek Atoui, Laetitia Sonami, Greg Niemeyer, Edmund Campion, Pauline Oliveros, William Winant, and Meyer Sound.  He has premiered work at the Bergen Assembly, EMPAC, ZKM Berlin, Beirut Art Center, BAMPFA Matrix, SPARK festival.  In 2008 Jeffrey commenced a research position at CNMAT  UC Berkeley, focusing on music technology and media programming.  He later occupied the role of CNMAT's Music Systems Designer, which included development of the ODOT programming environment.  He is currently on the O.SE ODOT development team, and a lecturer of Technology Design Foundations in the Master of Design (MDes) program at UC Berkeley.

Jeffrey studied conceptual art at KCAI, and electronic music practice at Mills College in Oakland, California. Since, he has worked with various organizations, including Cycling '74, The Hafter Auditory Perception, and Starkey Hearing Research Center.

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Saturday, September 30, 2023, 8:00pm to 9:30pm
1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, CA
This Event is Free and Open to the Public