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Bob Cole Conservatory of Music

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

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

Join the New Music Ensemble for one of Philip Glass’ earliest minimalist works, his Music in Contrary Motion from 1969, alongside works with unusual notation by American composer Pauline Oliveros and by Karlheinz Stockhausen. The program will also include a brief "preview" of a short excerpt from Stockhausen’s masterpiece of ritual, Stemming (also the first Western classical work centered entirely on overtone singing).

Guest Artist Recital

HOCKET Piano Duo

HOCKET members Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff are both pianist-composers dedicated to commissioning and performing contemporary music. Together, they have premiered over one hundred chamber and solo works.

Composers’ Guild

Alan Shockley, coordinator

  • Monday, March 12, 2018
  • 8:00PM
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Faculty Composers

Alan Shockley, director

  • Monday, March 19, 2018
  • 8:00PM
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

New Music Ensemble **Cancelled

Alan Shockley, director

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2018
  • 8:00PM
  • Daniel Recital Hall

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

Composers’ Guild

Alan Shockley, director

  • Monday, April 23, 2018
  • 8:00PM
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Laptop Ensemble

Martin Herman, director

The Laptop Ensemble will perform original works by student and faculty composers using laptops as primary instruments.

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  • California State University, Long Beach
  • 1250 N. Bellflower Blvd.
  • Long Beach, CA 90840-7101
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  • 562-985-2490 fax

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