Event Info

Hear from and converse with esteemed composer Matt Schumaker in a virtual discussion, held over Zoom, as part of the Spring 2021 composition colloquium series. To see other events in this series, please click here.

RSVP required for attendees outside the Department of Music and reservations are now closed.

About the Artist:

Matt Schumaker’s music engages in research into computer-assisted composition and interactive computer music with live performers. He received a doctorate in Music Composition from UC Berkeley (UCB), where he studied with composers Edmund Campion, Cindy Cox, Franck Bedrossian, Ken Ueno and David Wessel. Early on in his studies, Schumaker spent a formative year in Amsterdam, studying with Louis Andriessen. More recently, Schumaker moved to France through UCB’s Prix de Paris program, working closely with composer Martin Matalon while composing his dissertation. Soprano Ann Moss premiered this work, As I ride the late night freeways, with the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Milnes. In recent years, his music has been performed by the Radius Ensemble, Dinosaur Annex, Winsor Music, Eco Ensemble, Left Coast Chamber Ensemble and by clarinetist Rane Moore at the Virtual SICPP 2020. From 2015-17, Schumaker was a Lecturer at UCB, teaching courses in computer music and music perception and cognition. During the 2018-20 academic years, Schumaker was an MLK Visiting Scholar at MIT, where he continues to teach courses in computer music.