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Center for Computer Music

The College-Conservatory of Music Center for Computer Music (ccm)2 is continually inventing new environments for computer music composition and research. Students work on powerful systems using signal processing and MIDI in an excellent listening environment. The technical and aesthetical aspects of computer music composition can be studied in courses at (ccm)2 for composers, performers and researchers. With a long tradition of performace excellence and state of the art facilities at CCM, (ccm)2 is a unique place where computer music can not only be created but also performed.

Innovative research activity in granular synthesis, visual/aural connections, live performance interfaces and high bandwidth Internet 2 sound exchange is continually evolving at (ccm)2. In addition, collaborative work is done with artists at DAAP and students from the Computer Science department.

Physically, (ccm)2 is part of a complex of theaters, classrooms and studios. In 1996, the electronic music studio moved to the South Annex of Memorial Hall, which holds performance faculty studios and practice rooms. CCM has many venues that are particularly conducive for the realization of interactive and electroacoustic music. The Sonic Explorations electronic music series presents several concerts each year of faculty and student works.

The CCM Visiting Composers Series has welcomed renowned computer music composers such as Curtis Bahn, Benjamin Boretz, Charles Dodge, Josef Fung, Tomie Hahn, Paul Koonce, Paul Lansky, Elainie Lillios, Pauline Oliveros, Judith Shatin, Diane Thome and Dan Trueman, to name a few.