Composer Forum: Matt Schumaker, MLK Scholar

Join us for a presentation on the marriage of artistic inspiration and technology in several of his works.

MLK Visiting Scholar, Matt Schumaker will be the first speaker in the Composer Forum Series on Thursday, September 13th at 5PM in the Lewis Music Library (Building 14)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In threatening possibilities…

 

A presentation on the marriage of artistic inspiration and technology in the composition of several works, including two text settings: As I ride the late night freeways, a collaboration with poet Cathy Park Hong that takes a ride on the mean streets of Southern California, complete with a riotous pit stop; and In threatening possibilities, a manifesto by J.G. Ballard that dives into the deep end of the writer’s charged psyche.

 

Matthew Schumaker, MLK Scholar is a composer whose music engages with computer-assisted music composition and real-time, interactive computer music with live performers. He received a doctorate in Music Composition from UC Berkeley in August 2015, following studies in Amsterdam and Paris with composers Louis Andriessen and Martin Matalon. His work in the area of computer-assisted composition has been published in Ircam’s OM Composer’s Book 3. A software composition toolset, Tessellate, programmed by Schumaker and specified by composer Edmund Campion, was released by Berkeley’s CNMAT in 2017. During 2018-19, Schumaker is an MLK Visiting Scholar at MIT.

 

Join us on Thursday, September 13th at 5PM in the Lewis Music Library (Building 14)

 

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