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, March 20, 8:00pm in Hertz Hall.
CNMAT welcomes Visiting Composer and Researcher Daniele Ghisi for 2020. Together with Assistant Professor Carmine Cella, he will explore several advanced topics in computer-assisted orchestration and deep learning for music.
CNMAT welcomes Visiting Researcher, Scientist, and Artist, Ali Momeni for Spring 2020.
Ali Momeni works at the intersection of art, sound, design, and technology. While at CNMAT, Ali will continue the development of ml.lib, a library of interactive machine learning tools for musicians and artists; and second, design and fabrication of several hybrid physical-digital instruments for drawing and music-making.
Olivier Lartillot’s residency at CNMAT has been postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date when travel conditions return to normal. Stay tuned!
CNMAT welcomes Visiting Researcher, Olivier Lartillot for Spring 2020.
Olivier is a researcher in computational music analysis at RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion, at the University of Oslo, Norway.
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.
The CNMAT StompBox 2.0 is being designed, programmed and assembled by Music and Computer Science major Luke Dzwonczyk with support from CNMAT’s Jeremy Wagner and Professor Edmund Campion. Luke completed Music 158A and Music 158B which qualified him to participate in the Music and Technology “Discovery Experience”, a CNMAT and Department of Music initiative to increase Undergraduate Research and Capstone projects involving music and technology at CNMAT.
t h e b o d y y o u d r e a m o f i s y o u r o w n (2019) is a musical theater piece designed and composed by UC Berkeley Music and Data Science Senior, Trevor Van de Velde. The project incorporates elements of video installation, microprocessors, and live performance. Inspired by the aesthetics of vaporwave, the body you dream seeks to explore our bodies in relation to technology. The installation consists of video and audio of white noise emanating from these artefacts that slowly diverge into those of the corporeal body.
The CNMAT Users group has organized a mini-residency with the New York-based percussion duo Radical 2 from December 5-7, 2019. Radical 2, Levy Lorenzo (photo right) and Dennis Sullivan (photo left) is an irrational, classification-defying duo that explores the intersection of theatric, percussive and electronic mediums. UC Berkeley Graduate Composers Sarah Grace Graves, Andrew Blanton (photo center), and Andrew Harlan have created new compositions for the duo using a variety of CNMAT-supported technologies and with support from Jeremy Wagner and David Coll (sound artist and composer in re
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.