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  • Mike Gao's Elaborate Musical Inventions: The Creators Project

    Mike Gao is by all means a part of the beat movement in LA. He produces beats, performs them live, and interacts within one of the most prolific electronic music communities in the world today. But Gao takes it a step further. He has an arguably deeper understanding of his equipment than any other producer on the scene.
  • Miriam Kolar and "Haunting Sounds at an Ancient Peruvian Site"

    Haunting Sounds at an Ancient Peruvian Site

    February 16th, 2012,  Dan Ferber, Science Now

    ... Chavín de Huantar is particularly well suited to the study of ancient uses of sound, says Miriam Kolar, an archeoacoustics researcher at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. That’s because the interior architecture contains elaborate, multilevel mazes with long corridors and staircases that affect acoustics today and are well enough preserved to detect what the original residents must have heard...
  • Chris Chafe and "The Sounds of Science" - Stanford Magazine

    The Sounds of Science

    January/February 2012,  Roberta Kwok, Stanford Magazine

    Composer Chris Chafe gives new meaning to synthesizing data.

    At first, the music playing on Chris Chafe's laptop sounds like wind blowing through an old window frame. Then it becomes more frantic, reaching higher and higher pitches, with syncopated pops punctuating the wailing. The anxious chattering sounds almost human, like a sped-up movie reel. Suddenly, it slips into a deadened hum...
  • Max Mathews - Friend, Colleague and Inspiration - Passed Away on April 21st.

     On April 21st, our friend and colleague Max Mathews passed away. He had been recently 
hospitalized in San Francisco for pneumonia.

Max's presence is so fresh for all at CCRMA and beyond. He was regularly
 spending much of each week engaged with music, new projects and students
here and elsewhere.

  • Article about "A Very Fractal Cat" published in eContact

    "A Very Fractal Cat

    Of Cats, performers, composers and programmers"

    by Fernando Lopez-Lezcano

    "This article describes the evolution of a series of pieces for a classically trained pianist, a weighted keys piano controller, several pedals and a computer running a custom SuperCollider program and open source software. It describes the evolution (and the motivation for the evolution) of different versions of the piece through time, rather than focusing on the technical underpinnings of the environment used."

  • Trimpin and Gurs Zyklus - San Francisco Classical Voice

    Trimpin and The Gurs Zyklus

    May 3, 2011, Georgia Rowe, San Francisco Classical Voice

    With some new works, inspiration comes in a flash. Others develop over a lifetime. As Trimpin prepares to unveil his latest music-theater work at Stanford Lively Arts this month, he says it has been a work in progress for the better part of 50 years.
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  • Max Mathews Featured in Stanford Report

    Max Mathews, 'father of computer music,' dies at 84


    May 2, 2011, Cynthia Haven, Stanford Report

     In 1957, Max Mathews invented a program that allowed a mainframe computer to play a 17-second musical composition. The technical breakthrough is still reverberating.   Read More



  • Max Mathews Featured in New York Times

    Max Mathews, Pioneer in Making Computer Music, Dies at 84

    April 23, 2011, William Grimes, New York Times

    Max Mathews, often called the father of computer music, died on Thursday in San Francisco. He was 84.

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