CCRMA Concerts

Concerts at CCRMA feature new and recent computer music by graduate students, faculty, and guests. Classic works and recent music from other studios and composers are also occasionally programmed. Colloquia and concerts are announced via a mailing list.

Recent Concerts

  • Karen Bentley Pollick - Works For Violin, Electronics, and Video

    Date: 
    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA STAGE
    Event Type: 
    Concert

     Violinist Karen Bentley Pollick performs a selection of her current touring program of solo works for various combinations of violin, electronics, and video. Hailed as "Paganini meets Jimi Hendrix and Appalachian fiddling", Cluck Old Hen Variations (2004) by California composer and CCRMA alumnus David Aaron Jaffe will be performed with a new video

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • James Fei

    Date: 
    Thu, 11/13/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA STAGE
    Event Type: 
    Concert

    Composer, performer, artist James Fei will present a solo show of his work on the CCRMA Stage. Fei will be performing two pieces: For The Nerve Meter, microphones distributed in the performance space are fed back through two Frequency Shifters designed by Harold Bode. During the course of the performance, the output of the Frequency Shifters increasingly modulate each other, creating complex patterns that are dependent on interactions of the electronics as well as the acoustics of the room. Sine of Merit III is part of a series of works that emphasize the relation between analog electronics sound projection.

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Victor Gama

    Date: 
    Wed, 11/12/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA STAGE
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    Victor Gama is a composer and performer whose artistic process begins with the creation of an entirely new instrument, one whose design is steeped in symbolic meaning. For Gama, concept design, the selection of materials, fabrication, and scoring are all equally important parts in the creation of new music, blending current fabrication technologies with ideas, materials, and traditions inspired by the natural world. Currently Visiting Artist at CCRMA, Victor Gama will perform solo pieces on three of his instruments and talk about his projects and work-in-progress while CCRMA's Visiting Artist during the fall and winter terms.


    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Triple CCRMAlite: 40, 50, 80

    Date: 
    Sun, 10/26/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm
    Location: 
    Bing Concert Hall
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    Join us for a set events celebrating three important anniverasries in the life and history of CCRMA: 40 years ago the name CCRMA (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics) was officially used; 50 years since Music IV (a computer music program written by Max Mathews at Bell Labs) arrived on campus; and our founder John Chowning's 80th birthday. This event is produced in collaboration with the Bay Area Science Festival and Stanford's Office of Science Outreach.

    Concert: Sunday, 2:30 PM, Bing Concert Hall

    Symposium: Monday, 10:00 AM, CCRMA

    Event website


    Streaming of the whole event
    Open to the Public
  • Neil Rolnick and Kathleen Supové.

    Date: 
    Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA STAGE
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    Neil Rolnick, one of the pioneers of the use of computer in performance, will perform new solo work, including WakeUp – An Everly Brothers Mash-up. He’ll also be joined by long-time collaborator, pianist Kathleen Supové, in the West Coast premiere of his new piece Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand, a half-hour kaleidoscopic romp through the possibilities of live processing of the piano.


    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Tom Duff and his Wire Machine + Viv Corringham & Multimedia Consort

    Date: 
    Wed, 10/08/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA STAGE
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    Is it possible to  have a min-extravaganza....?  The quick answer is YES!  With Tom Duff and Viv Corringham et al!

    Please join us on the CCRMA stage for  a rare appearance with Bay Area master Tom Duff who will install and perform/operate Wire Machine, which takes Alvin Lucier's seminal composition/installation Music on a Long Thin Wire and runs with it.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • CCRMA TRANSITIONS 2014

    Date: 
    Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:00pm - 10:00pm
    Date: 
    Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA COURTYARD
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    CCRMA celebrates the start of the 2014 season with our annual Transitions Concerts, 2 evenings of outdoor, under-the-stars electronic music showcasing works from the CCRMA community and beyond.
     
    Featuring an immersive multichannel speaker array, Transitions 2014 will take place in CCRMA's outdoor courtyard at 8:00 PM, October 1st and 7.30 PM, October 2nd, 2014. Admission is FREE and open to the general public.

    Works and performances by:

    Julius Smith + Gina Gu
    Bill Schottstaedt
    Mountains in Space
    Pablo Castellanos Macin
    Josh Laughner
    Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
    Shu Yu Lin
    John Granzow
    Luke Dahl
    Eoin Callery
    James Andean
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • MARCELLO RILLA

    Date: 
    Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA STAGE
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    Uruguayan composer/performer Marcello Rilla will present new and recent electro-acoustic works. This concert will mostly take place on the CCRMA stage with some portions in the CCRMA Courtyard.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Östersjö, Frisk and friends

    Date: 
    Fri, 06/13/2014 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    CCRMA welcomes back guitarist Stefan Östersjö and saxophonist Henrik Frisk to present a concert of works for instruments and electronics. Based in Sweden, Östersjö and Frisk will feature solo works as well as performing as a duo, and will also be joined by an ensemble of CCRMA performers for the second half of their program.


    Program:

    Nelson: Guitar Conduction #1 Taut Steel (w.p.) for electric guitar and electronics 

    Frisk: Improvisation for sax and electronics

    Frisk & Östersjö: Music from "Better Life" (film by Isaac Julien)
     
    Chafe: Remote Control
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Wet Ink: Concert of Works from Undergraduate Composer's Seminar

    Date: 
    Mon, 06/09/2014 - 7:30pm - 8:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage, The Knoll
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    Three champions of contemporary music: Kyle Bruckmann (oboe), Stephen Harrison (cello) and Chryssie Nanou (piano) premiere Undergraduate Composition Seminar works by Jared Cavazos, Lennart Jansson, Jeffrey Schwegman and Danielle Smith.  
    FREE
    Open to the Public

Upcoming Concerts

  • Hans Tutschku: Electroacoustic Works

    Date: 
    Fri, 04/10/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Location: 
    Braun Rehearsal Hall
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    With an impressive catalogue of compositions, including a collection of engaging multimedia productions, Hans Tutschku - faculty member and director of the electroacoustic studios at Harvard University - uses precise craftmanship in compositional techniques to allow the listener "to hear only the voice of the music he has created and not the technology". CCRMA is proud to feature this concert of Tutschku's electroacoustic music works, including some of his most recent compositions.
    FREE
    Open to the Public