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

  • They Shoot Lasers, Don't They? - Adam Tinkle and Joe Mariglio - aka CREOSOTA

    Date: 
    Mon, 02/09/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage
    Event Type: 
    Concert

    Electroacoustic musicians and sound sculptors Adam Tinkle and Joe Mariglio - henceforth collectively known as Creosota - explore the visual, sonic, and theatrical potentials of projected light, vibrated fluids, and laser microphony, in works inspired by Inferometrics. Inferometric techniques are best known for their use in Cold War-era spying. Shine a laser at a window, measure the displacement of the reflection--poof, you have the sound of the conversation occurring inside the room. Creosota's reframing of this technology and the resulting artistic revelations may also prove helpful for those seeking to welcome Musean hypernumbers, cymatics, or music tuned to 432Hz into their lives!

     

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Thomas Ankersmit

    Date: 
    Mon, 01/19/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA STAGE
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    Thomas Ankersmit is a musician and installation artist based in Berlin and Amsterdam. Following his colloquium he will present a concert of his recent works. Since 2006 his main instrument, both live and in the studio, has been the Serge analogue modular synthesizer. Acoustic phenomena such as sound reflections, infrasonic vibration, otoacoustic emissions, and highly directional projections of sound have been an important part of his work since the early 2000's.
    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Séverine Ballon - New Music For Solo Cello and Solo Cello with Electronics

    Date: 
    Sat, 01/17/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage
    Event Type: 
    Concert

    Contemporary cello specialist Severine Ballon presents new music for solo cello and solo cello with electronics, written by Stanford composers. Séverine is a member of both Elision Ensemble (Australia) and of Multilatérale (Paris). Her work focuses on regular performance of key works of the cello repertoire, as well as numerous collaborations with composers; in addition, her research as an improviser has helped her to extend the sonic and technical resources of her instrument. She regularly gives masterclasses for composers at Harvard University, the Hochschule für Musik in Stuttgart, at the University of Huddersfield, the University of California Berkeley, and at the Tzlil Meudcan composition course (Israel).

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Playing in Public by Berglind María Tómasdóttir and Carolyn Chen

    Date: 
    Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA STAGE
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    Please join us on Wednesday December 17th at 7.00pm for a very special event: Fictional Documentaries on Music in Social Spaces, and Electroacoustic Music for Flute and Guqin by Berglind María Tómasdóttir and Carolyn Chen. Featuring a lonely cowgirl in rural Iceland, human wind chimes in Los Angeles, and an experimental documentary on roundness ....



    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Imagining the Universe - Music, Spirituality, and Tradition

    Date: 
    Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA STAGE
    Event Type: 
    Concert

    As part of Stanford Art Institute's Imagining The Universe project CCRMA will present a network concert with Khenpo Sodargye and musicians from UC Santa Barbara, Virginia Tech, and University of Guanjuato. This will be broadcast live over the internet.  



    Works and Performances by:

    Chris Chafe (celletto – electric cello)

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • 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

Upcoming Concerts

  • Music <541> Presents: Pablo Gómez Cano, guitar; Scott Worthington, double bass; and Dustin Donahue, percussion

    Date: 
    Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Date: 
    Sat, 04/18/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA Stage
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    Pablo, Scott, and Dustin present 2 programs at CCRMA

    April 16th -
    Program One: Solo pieces from each of their instrument's 20th and 21st century repetoire

    April 18th -
    Program Two: New works by Stanford composers for the trio plus electronics, video, and theatrics

    Both concerts will be followed by receptions.

    FREE
    Open to the Public
  • Waxy Tomb - [Julia Litman-Cleper]

    Date: 
    Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
    Location: 
    CCRMA STAGE
    Event Type: 
    Concert
    Please join us for a live electronics and video set with WaxyTomb [aka Julia Litman-Cleper]
    FREE
    Open to the Public