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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.