RITMO and EDRL visit CNMAT the week of May 6-10, 2024

CNMAT welcomes Alexander Jensenius, Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time, and Motion (RITMO), and Dor Abrahamson, Director of the Embodied Design Research Laboratory (EDRL) at Berkeley The collaborative teams from RITMO and EDRL have organized the international interdisciplinary research gathering made possible by the Peder Sather Grant Program (Abrahamson and Jensenius).

   RITMO Visitors Include:


Dr. Jeremy Wagner awarded a 2024 Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award

Jeremy Wagner, Technical Director at CNMAT, has received a 2024 Chancellor's Outstanding Staff Award, one of the highest honors given to UC Berkeley staff.

Composer, performer, and sound designer, Jeremy Wagner has served as Research Composer and Technical Director at CNMAT since 2016, providing sound & video engineering support for CNMAT concerts & events while mentoring graduate composers in a wide range of production technologies.


Dzwonczyk's sound work featured at CuratingAI Exhibition

From April 20th to 27th, La Nuit Sauve, by Etienne Chambaud, will show at CuratingAI at the 120710 gallery in Berkeley. Graduate student Luke Dzwonczyk worked with Etienne to create the sound of the installation, which uses Carmine Cella's Orchidea software to endlessly generate orchestrations of the film's sounds. 


Hélène Papadopoulos in Residence at CNMAT

Hélène Papadopoulos is a pianist known for her intricate and sensitive interpretations who possesses a transversal vision of music creation and performance. She embarks on her residency at CNMAT to delve into the legacy of American keyboardist Rosalyn Tureck (1913-2003) for Bach performance in the 21st century. She is commissioning new works from living composers inspired by Tureck’s perspective, fostering a dialogue between tradition and innovation in Bach's performance.


Monacchi and Casetta - Residency and concert

The composers and sound designers David Monacchi and Nicola Casetta are in residency at CNMAT this week. The schedule for the week inlcudes:

Tue, Feb 27, 2pm: Masterclass by Casetta on sound design with feedback

Fri, Mar 1, 3pm: Colloquium by Monacchi on his project Fragments of exctinction (

Fri, Mar 1, 8pm: Concert


DAVID MONACCHI                                                   


CNMAT welcomes Fred Lerdahl

Composer Fred Lerdahl (Bloch Lecturer, UC Berkeley 2011) leads a working group at CNMAT this Spring 2024 to discuss his music alongside his music theory and cognition texts.

Fred Lerdahl’s music is admired for its original harmonic syntax and formal processes, striking ideas, elegant craftsmanship, and expressive depth. His work seeks and achieves both complexity and intelligibility. It is indebted to the past yet committed to the exploration of new territory.


CNMAT Welcomes Piri (Korean Bamboo Oboe) master PARK Chi-Wan

CNMAT welcomes PARK Chi-Wan, PIRI (Korean Bamboo Oboe) master and Senior Member at the Gugak Center in Korea, for a special visit in preparation for next year's 2025 Korean Electronic Music Festival (KEMF), to take place in Santa Cruz, Berkeley, and Stanford.  Three graduate students in music composition, Dion Nataraja, Mat Muntz, and Peter Shin will join Professor Matthew Schumaker from Santa Cruz, Edmund Campion from CNMAT, Jarek Kapuscinki from Stanford, and Ken Ueno from Berkeley, Richard Dudas from Hanyang University in Seoul, in creating and premiering new works for live electronics a


CNMAT Welcomes Tom Oberheim

CNMAT welcomes Tom Oberheim! Tom will be feature in a CNMAT open lab on Feb 23, 2024 at 3pm.

Tom Oberheim is an American inventor, instrument designer and electronic music pioneer. From his involvement in the emerging electronic music industry of the 1960’s to the present day, Tom has been a leading figure in synthesizer design and introduced many notable innovations in the electronic music field which have since become universal.