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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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Guest Artist Recital

John Sampen, saxophone/multimedia & Mark Bunce, composer/engineer

In Two Worlds, the Duality of Music and Society is a multi-disciplinary presentation designed as an exciting "seamless" musical experience featuring projected visuals, interactive electronics and theatrical activities.

Representative composers include John Cage, Toru Takemitsu, Morton Subotnick, Brian Egan, Marilyn Shrude, William Bolcom and Mark Bunce. Actual composer voices are heard via recorded readings and poetry, thus bringing the composer "spiritually" into the live concert space.

  • Monday, September 22, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

The CSULB New Music Ensemble, directed by Alan Shockley, presents a concert of recent works with a theme of "Women of the Americas." Special guest conductor and program curator, Adriana Verdié. The program will feature works by Paula Suarez, Adina Izarra, Adriana Verdié, Pauline Oliveros, and others.

  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composition Studio Concert

Alan Shockley, director

Details TBA.

  • Monday, September 29, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

Composers’ Guild

Veda Quartet

Details TBA.

  • Monday, October 27, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Guest Artist Recital

Dzovig Markarian, piano and electronics

Details TBA.

  • Wednesday, October 29, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets $10/7

New Music Ensemble

Alan Shockley, director

Details TBA.

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

Composers’ Guild

Alan Shockley, director

Details TBA.

  • Wednesday, November 5, 2014
  • 8:00pm
  • Daniel Recital Hall
  • Tickets FREE

Laptop Ensemble

Martin Herman, director

Details TBA.

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