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Ken Ueno

Ken Ueno, is a composer, vocalist, improviser, and sound artist.  His music celebrates artistic possibilities which are liberated through a Whitmanesque consideration of the embodied practice of unique musical personalities.

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David Milnes

David Milnes presently serves as music director of the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, conductor of the Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players, and Director of the ECO Ensemble (Ensemble in Residence at CNMAT and the Department of Music). 

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Cindy Cox

Transparent yet richly multifaceted, Cindy Cox’s compositions synthesize old and new musical designs.  The natural world inspires many of the special harmonies and textural colorations in her compositions, as in her piano trio la mar amarga, the octet Cañon, and the string quartet Patagón.  As Robert Carl notes in Fanfare, “Cox writes music that demonstrates an extremely refined and imaginative sens

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Myra Melford

The pianist, composer, bandleader and professor Myra Melford—whom the New Yorker called “a stalwart of the new-jazz movement”—has spent the last three decades making brilliant original music that is equally challenging and engaging.

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Carmine Emanuele Cella

Carmine Emanuele Cella, is a composer and a researcher in applied mathematics. He studied at Conservatory of Music G. Rossini in Italy getting diplomas in piano, computer music and composition and then studied composition with Azio Corghi at Accademia S.

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Edmund Campion

Edmund Campion is Professor of Music Composition and Director at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Jonathan Kulpa

Jon Kulpa’s works explore sound mass, algorithmically generated sound texture, spatial sound, and interactivity.  His most recently completed project, QuBits, is a virtual reality (VR) sound-space.  A user navigates this environment while wearing a VR headset, encountering many virtual characters that each have a type of appearance and sonic identity.  Using hand controllers, a user is able to affect the audiovisual behavior of virtual charac

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Jeffrey Lubow

Jeffrey M. Lubow is an interdisciplinary artist and researcher concerned with the space between body and technology. His influences are spread amongst a number of mentors and colleagues the likes of David Wessel, Adrian Freed, Leslie Stuck, John Bischoff, Pauline Oliveros, and Patrick Clancy.

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Jeremy Wagner

Jeremy Wagner is a composer, performer and sound designer based in the Bay Area.  Since 2016 he has served as Research Composer and technical coordinator for CNMAT's research & production infrastructure, providing sound & video engineering support for CNMAT concerts & events while mentoring graduate composers in a wide range of production technologies.

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Richard Andrews

As CNMAT's Associate Director, I am responsible for a number of programmatic, operational, administrative and financial activities:

- CNMAT organizational development: Strategic planning, policy development and implementation, resource allocation

- Fundraising: Cultivate donors (individuals, corporations, foundations, agencies). Solicit donations (grants, gifts, in-kind), manage donor acknowledgement and stewardship

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Antonio Juan-Marcos

The music of award-winning composer Antonio Juan-Marcos has been described as “seductive and sensitive” (ResMusica), music that “introduces rich acoustic universes” (Diapason), filled with “beautiful, mysterious, and delicate atmospheres” (Musikzen).

Affiliated researchers, composers, and artists

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Kyle Bruckmann

Oakland, CA-based oboist Kyle Bruckmann tramples genre boundaries in widely ranging work as a composer/performer, educator and New Music specialist.

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Julie Herndon

Julie Herndon is an Oakland-based composer and performer. Her work explores the body’s relationship to the self, to performance, and to tools like musical instruments and personal technologies. Recent projects include compositions for JACK Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, and Ensemble Proton Bern, and performances at MATA Festival in New York, Artistry Space in Singapore, Musée des Beaux-Arts in France.

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Matthew Schumaker

Matthew Schumaker is a native of San Francisco, where he is based. He earned a doctorate in Music Composition from UC Berkeley in August 2015 where he studied with Professors Edmund Campion, Cindy Cox, Franck Bedrossian, Ken Ueno and David Wessel. His piece, As I ride the late night freeways, for soprano and orchestra, was premiered by soloist Ann Moss and the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in October, 2015.

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Adrian Freed

Adrian Freed was Research Director of UC Berkeley's Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT) until his retirement in 2016. 

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Rama Gottfried

Composer and sound artist Rama Gottfried (b. 1977) is recent PhD graduate from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied with Franck Bedrossian, Edmund Campion, Adrian Freed and David Wessel. Previously, he completed composition studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin, the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and the University of Vermont.

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David Coll

David Coll (b. 1980) is a composer of concert music, installation art, and interdisciplinary projects that engage physical presence with technology to create works of dramatic, introspective, and often playful effect.

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John MacCallum

John MacCallum is a composer and researcher currently based in France.  From 2008–2011 he held a position as Musical Systems Designer at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT).

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Alfred Jimenez

Alfred was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, with a Ukrainian mother and a Cuban father. After accomplishing his bachelor's exam in composition, Alfred continued with master studies in Malmö Academy of Music with Prof. Luca Francesconi. Alfred received his master's degree in spring 2015 after graduating with his second chamber opera "Clownen Jac".

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Nathan Corder

Nathan Corder is an Oakland-based composer of works for electronics, objects, and arrays of people.

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Peter S. Shin

Peter S. Shin 신세종 (b. 1991) is a composer whose music navigates issues of national belonging, the co-opting and intermingling of disparate musical vernaculars, and the liminality between the two halves of his second-generation Korean-U.S. American identity. The New York Times described him as “a composer to watch” and his music “entirely fresh and personal” following his premiere at Carnegie Hall.

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Kayla Cashetta

Kayla Cashetta is a composer whose work incorporates analog, digital, and acoustic instruments and practices.

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Hallie Smith

Hallie Smith is a musician based in Berkeley, California. Her research is oriented towards building soft circuits/sensors, coding, installations, and emotional music. Previous and upcoming collaborations for Hallie include: the Eco Ensemble, the SMASH ensemble, saxophonist Drew Whiting, writer/producer Felix M., The Boston Conservatory Contemporary Performance Ensemble, bartender Mel Johnson.

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Luke Dzwonczyk

Luke Dzwonczyk is an undergraduate researcher at CNMAT for the 2019-2020 school year. He is a senior double majoring in Computer Science and Music. His past projects at CNMAT include a granular synthesis engine that focuses on manipulating vocals, as well as an OSC Python server for controlling addressable LED strips. He is currently working with Jeremy Wagner on upgrading the CNMAT Stompbox to include networking capabilities.

 

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Trevor Van de Velde

Trevor Van de Velde (b. 1998) is a composer interested in the relationship between the body and noise. Often utilizing found objects and electronics, Trevor's works aim to form an interface between performer, space, and source of sound.

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Didem Coskunseven

Didem Coskunseven is a composer, sound artist and electronic musician based in Berkeley, CA. Coskunseven’s works vary between acoustic compositions for ensembles, electronic music, installations for gallery spaces and productions for stage focusing on creating multi-sensorial experience. She performs as a computer musician and improvisor collaborating with dancers, choreographers and video designers. 

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Sarah Grace Graves

Composer-vocalist Sarah Grace Graves seeks to recreate the direct connection between sensation and sound she enjoys as a performer in her notated music.

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Clara Olivares

Clara Olivares (b. 1993) is a Franco-Spanish composer. After studying the piano at the Conservatory of Strasbourg, she entered the composition curriculum with Mark André in 2011, then continued studying with Philippe Manoury, Daniel D’Adamo, Thierry Blondeau and Annette Schlüntz. She also received advice from Chaya Czernowin, Philippe Schoeller and Alberto Posadas.

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Curtis Rumrill

The music of Curtis Rumrill explores the intersection of literary form and modern chamber music. His works with writer, naturalist and visual artist Zachary Webber tell darkly comic stories of animals in desperate or violent predicaments.

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Andrew Blanton

Andrew Blanton is a media artist and percussionist. He received his BM in Music Performance from The University of Denver (2008) and a Masters of Fine Arts in New Media Art at the University of North Texas (2013). He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Media Art at San Jose State University in San Jose California teaching data visualization.

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Jonathan Kulpa

Jon Kulpa’s works explore sound mass, algorithmically generated sound texture, spatial sound, and interactivity.  His most recently completed project, QuBits, is a virtual reality (VR) sound-space.  A user navigates this environment while wearing a VR headset, encountering many virtual characters that each have a type of appearance and sonic identity.  Using hand controllers, a user is able to affect the audiovisual behavior of virtual charac

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Jason Cress

Musical indeterminacy, environmental sound shaping, and open-access art comprise the focus of my work. Projects often include circuit-building, feedback, real-time digital processing and electroacoustic composition. By repurposing commonly found electronic waste and raw materials, I seek to design easily replicable instruments, sound sculptures, and performative objects.

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Matthew Schumaker

Matthew Schumaker is a native of San Francisco, where he is based. He earned a doctorate in Music Composition from UC Berkeley in August 2015 where he studied with Professors Edmund Campion, Cindy Cox, Franck Bedrossian, Ken Ueno and David Wessel. His piece, As I ride the late night freeways, for soprano and orchestra, was premiered by soloist Ann Moss and the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra in October, 2015.

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Scott Rubin

Scott Rubin (b.1989) is a composer and improvising violist whose work interrogates relationships between sound and movement through analog and digital means. His recent projects have involved collaborations with musicians and dancers, often making use of interactive acoustic/electronic improvisation and motion-sensitive live electronics.

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Rama Gottfried

Composer and sound artist Rama Gottfried (b. 1977) is recent PhD graduate from the University of California, Berkeley where he studied with Franck Bedrossian, Edmund Campion, Adrian Freed and David Wessel. Previously, he completed composition studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin, the Manhattan School of Music, New York University, and the University of Vermont.

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Lily Chen

Lily Chen, born in Hualien, Taiwan, is a composer exploring timbral potentials of both acoustic and electronic music. In her recent works, she creates counterpoint of timbre by synthesizing sound gestures with subtlety, shaping imaginative and poetic atmosphere in her music.

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David Coll

David Coll (b. 1980) is a composer of concert music, installation art, and interdisciplinary projects that engage physical presence with technology to create works of dramatic, introspective, and often playful effect.

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John MacCallum

John MacCallum is a composer and researcher currently based in France.  From 2008–2011 he held a position as Musical Systems Designer at the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT).

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Amadeus Regucera

The work of Amadeus Julian Regucera (b.1984) engages with the embodied and acoustical energy of sound and the erotics of its production.

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Kyle Bruckmann

Oakland, CA-based oboist Kyle Bruckmann tramples genre boundaries in widely ranging work as a composer/performer, educator and New Music specialist.

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Ken Ueno

Ken Ueno, is a composer, vocalist, improviser, and sound artist.  His music celebrates artistic possibilities which are liberated through a Whitmanesque consideration of the embodied practice of unique musical personalities.

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David Milnes

David Milnes presently serves as music director of the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, conductor of the Berkeley Contemporary Chamber Players, and Director of the ECO Ensemble (Ensemble in Residence at CNMAT and the Department of Music). 

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Cindy Cox

Transparent yet richly multifaceted, Cindy Cox’s compositions synthesize old and new musical designs.  The natural world inspires many of the special harmonies and textural colorations in her compositions, as in her piano trio la mar amarga, the octet Cañon, and the string quartet Patagón.  As Robert Carl notes in Fanfare, “Cox writes music that demonstrates an extremely refined and imaginative sens

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Myra Melford

The pianist, composer, bandleader and professor Myra Melford—whom the New Yorker called “a stalwart of the new-jazz movement”—has spent the last three decades making brilliant original music that is equally challenging and engaging.

People

Alfred Jimenez

Alfred was born in Kyiv, Ukraine, with a Ukrainian mother and a Cuban father. After accomplishing his bachelor's exam in composition, Alfred continued with master studies in Malmö Academy of Music with Prof. Luca Francesconi. Alfred received his master's degree in spring 2015 after graduating with his second chamber opera "Clownen Jac".

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Nathan Corder

Nathan Corder is an Oakland-based composer of works for electronics, objects, and arrays of people.

People

Peter S. Shin

Peter S. Shin 신세종 (b. 1991) is a composer whose music navigates issues of national belonging, the co-opting and intermingling of disparate musical vernaculars, and the liminality between the two halves of his second-generation Korean-U.S. American identity. The New York Times described him as “a composer to watch” and his music “entirely fresh and personal” following his premiere at Carnegie Hall.

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Antonio Juan-Marcos

The music of award-winning composer Antonio Juan-Marcos has been described as “seductive and sensitive” (ResMusica), music that “introduces rich acoustic universes” (Diapason), filled with “beautiful, mysterious, and delicate atmospheres” (Musikzen).

People

Kayla Cashetta

Kayla Cashetta is a composer whose work incorporates analog, digital, and acoustic instruments and practices.

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Hallie Smith

Hallie Smith is a musician based in Berkeley, California. Her research is oriented towards building soft circuits/sensors, coding, installations, and emotional music. Previous and upcoming collaborations for Hallie include: the Eco Ensemble, the SMASH ensemble, saxophonist Drew Whiting, writer/producer Felix M., The Boston Conservatory Contemporary Performance Ensemble, bartender Mel Johnson.

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Julie Herndon

Julie Herndon is an Oakland-based composer and performer. Her work explores the body’s relationship to the self, to performance, and to tools like musical instruments and personal technologies. Recent projects include compositions for JACK Quartet, Ensemble Dal Niente, and Ensemble Proton Bern, and performances at MATA Festival in New York, Artistry Space in Singapore, Musée des Beaux-Arts in France.