CNMAT Externals v1.0.5 Released

On Wednesday, April 27, CNMAT released a maintenance update for CNMAT Externals v1.0.5 that provides support and compatibility with Apple's M1 processors as well as other minor updates and bug fixes. Users should update the CNMAT Externals through the Max Package Manager:


Mathematical modeling of music timbre

CNMAT's Lead Researcher, Department of Music Assistant Professor Carmine-Emanuele Cella, with co-authors, recently published two new papers on the mathematical modeling of music timbre.


Blanton Featured In Portal Refractions

CNMAT composer and researcher, Andrew Blanton, will be featured in Portal Refractions, a New Art City Physical Activation. The event is hosted by Gray Area.


"The portal is a gateway to another world; but when you cross the threshold everything changes, it becomes refracted. This special event, featuring mixed-reality and sound performances, offers a look at the looking glass itself."


Rage Thormbones Residency & Concert

Rage Thormbones will complete their residency at CNMAT this month and present a concert of works by UC Berkeley composers. They have worked closely with the duo over past months to develop pieces that range from ecstatic grim comedy to improvisatory murmurings. There will be a light reception to follow the concert.

RAGE Thormbones Concert
Saturday, April 30, 2022, 8:00pm to 9:30pm
1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, CA 94709


Pop-Up Exhibition: Word Search

Come experience David Coll's Word Search

Word Search
Friday, April 22, 2022, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
1750 Arch Street
Berkeley, CA 94709

Word Search is a pop-up exhibition with an ongoing reception from 7-9pm. Showings earlier in the day by appointment.


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.


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.