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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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HOCKET: Los Angeles Piano Duo

Alan Shockley, director

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Faculty Artist Recital

Dr. Carolyn Bremer, composition

The 2015-16 Bob Cole Faculty Artist Series opens with a recital of works by Carolyn Bremer, Director of the conservatory. Repertoire includes compositions from the last twenty years. It features the Bob Cole Chamber Choir performing The Other Shore, composed in memory of Dr. Michael Carney, former Director of Percussion at CSULB. This compelling work is about how a deep understanding of impermanence can bring peace and healing. Current Director of Percussion, Ted Atkatz, joins the choir performing on vibraphone. A brass quintet, a set of feminist songs for soprano and piano (texts by poet Judy Grahn, internationally known as a poet, writer, and cultural theorist), and a Tibetan singing bowls prequel to The Other Shore round out the concert.

  • Sunday, September 20, 2015
  • 4:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composition Studio Recital

Alan Shockley, director

  • Monday, September 28, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

  • Monday, November 2, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composers’ Guild

Alan Shockley, director

  • Wednesday, November 4, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Guest Artist Recital

Scordatura: Hannah Addario-Berry, cello

  • Saturday, November 14, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Laptop Ensemble

Martin Herman, director

  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7
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