the walls of Columbia University's Low Library rotunda, the Columbia
Computer Music Center (CMC) presents a series of cases displaying
historical and current CMC activity. The goal of these displays
is to illustrate many examples of music, pedagogy, technology, and
research done at the CMC from its beginning to the present, and
to explain how these efforts have transformed the world of music
and education in general.
historical displays depict early experiments with tape recorders,
compositional research utilizing the RCA Mark II Synthesizer, and
the exploration of performance techniques using early electronic
media. The Electronic Music Center, renamed "Computer Music Center"
in 1995, has always been a vibrant and creative hub for compositional
activity for musicians at Columbia, as well as others from New York
City and around the world.
the Computer Music Center has expanded its focus to include the
invention and exploration of new paradigms and possibilities for
computer music. The remainder of the displays depict current activities,
including the creation of new approaches to interactive performance,
distance learning, data auralisation, and sonic applications in
medical research. As always, the primary aim of the Center is
to provide a solid foundation in contemporary music and technology.
By design, the CMC is a place for composers, artists, and researchers
to freely exchange ideas and work together on the creation and
invention of new media and content.
1st - September 15th
9 a.m.-5 p.m.