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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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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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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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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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Maija Hynninen

Maija Hynninen (b. 1977) – composer and sound artist – incorporates in her work the human voice, live electronics and multidisciplinary performances. She entered the Sibelius Academy in 2003 (M.Mus. 2011) to study with Paavo Heininen while also working for a violin diploma at the Norwegian Academy of Music.

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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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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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