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Gerald Strang Electronic Music Studio

The Bob Cole Conservatory of Music is the home of the Gerald Strang Electronic Music Studio. Here students use Logic Studio on the Mac platform to create works in a 5.1 surround sound environment. Classes taught in this studio include:

Music 370 (Introduction to Music Technology)

  • Introduction to principles of sound recording, sound production, sound reinforcement, MIDI, and electronic music.

Music 455/555 (Computers and Sound)

  • Introduction to software for sound synthesis, sequencing, digital audio, and sound processing.

Music 456/556 (Sound Design)

  • Introduces students to principles of composition and analysis of electro-acoustic media through application of music software, sampling, digital media, digital signal processing, and psychoacoustics.
  • Culminates in collaborative creative project involving video, web, or live theater.

Music 457/557 (Composition with Digital Media)

  • Computer-created projects that combine visual media (including web-based), and electronic music.

Music 497E (Composition with Interactive Technologies using Max/MSP)

Film Scoring Studio

The Film Scoring Studio also uses Logic Studio and the Mac platform:

Music 411/511 (Film Scoring)

  • Review development of various musical styles, forms, genres, and significant musical concepts and problems in creating music for films.

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* Events marked with an asterisk are free with a valid Music Major Pass

Guest Artist Recital

Sean Hamilton, drum set and electronics

Sean Hamilton is a percussionist, composer, improviser, and collaborator whose interests primarily lie in the conjunctions of new music, electroacoustic music, free improvisation, experimental music, and interdisciplinary projects.

LOCI is an ongoing series of improvised compositions of varying length for solo drum set and electronics exploring the possibilities of the improvised music and real-time electronics. This body of works has seen performances in both the United States and in the United Kingdom.

LOCI (full-length album) was released July 19, 2016 and is available here.

More about Sean at his website.

  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

3-Minute Wonders with Accordant Commons vocal ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

Contemporary vocal chamber music group, Accordant Commons, will be performing several CSULB composer world premieres.

Accordant Commons on the web: accordantcommons.com

  • Monday, October 17, 2016
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Faculty Composers Concert

Alan Shockley, director

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

Laptop Ensemble

Martin Herman, director

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