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.
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
Splinter Reeds Ensemble returns March 18-22 to complete their residency at CNMAT, with a free concert of four student composers’ works on Friday,