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MUS 29 Electronic Music Lab
MUS 30 Electronic Music Laboratory
MUS 21 Traditional African Music (Summer 2015)
MUS 27a Music Appreciation (Summer 2016)
As a substitute
MUS 3a Diatonic Harmony
MUS 3b Chromatic Harmony
MUS 4 Music Fundamentals
MUS 23 Jazz History
Tutored musicianship, harmony, music fundamentals, beginning piano, music appreciation and electronic music. I have received training through the school's five week tutor training course to incorporate the socratic method of teaching, as well as listening methods to give the students the tools that they need for better learning. As a music tutor my work included:
I am an instructor in the music department at City College of San Francisco where I teach electronic music. I design and implement curriculum that intentionally takes advantage of the diversity of the college by presenting topics in ways that celebrate multiple learning styles as well as allowing students to approach musical style in their own way. In addition to learning electronic music, my students also get an introduction to creative computer programming.
SuperCollider, Max, Gibber, Pure Data, Pro Tools, Reason, Sibelius
Circuit building, instruments building, live sound reinforcement, audio recording, concert facilitation
City College of San Francisco Music Department Chair
Mills College Music Department Faculty
Glide Memorial United Methodist Head Pastor
Center for New Music
In 1972, City College of San Francisco became the first community college in the United States to offer courses in electronic music. Patrick Cowley, electronic music pioneer, and Herb Bielawa (Professor Emeritus, San Francisco State University), Bay Area composer, are both counted among the early students of electronic music at CCSF. The program has since continued forward, and is currently completing its first year under the direction of Matthew Creer. This evening’s program resonates with influences from early pioneers such as Stockhausen, Subotnik and Varese, and yet looks hopefully to the future.
The students will perform their pieces for fixed media in a continuous, back-to-back mix. Students will diffuse their music live, using a multichannel system whose software element has been programmed in the electronic music studio housed at CCSF’s Ocean Campus.
The title of the program, UL_Unlisted refers to the delight that these students, and their teacher take in voiding the warranties of electronic devices that they have hunted down during class outings in San Francisco. These radios, children’s toys, and discarded ambient sound appliances have been modified and hacked into a new life as musical instruments. Every approved for use electronic device in the U.S. has a label that reads “UL Listed”. This label no longer applies to these hacked devices; they are now officially “UL_Unlisted”.
Berkeley Arts Festival
With Shanna Sordahl
Writing about their piece, Baby Rattlesnakes, Matthew Brendan Creer notes: “Baby rattlesnakes are considered to be some of the most dangerous animals in the United States. Unlike their adult counterparts, a young snake, unaware of how costly it is to produce venom, will use all of its reserve in a single bite. This youthful exuberance, passion and lack of attention to personal limitations is an attribute valued by many types of artists…
This piece uses 2 networked computers + 2 performers, both influencing the parameters of each other’s programming. Some of the techniques used include tuned pitches with corresponding rhythms, slow modulation techniques — and of course the occasional sound of a rattlesnake.”
Gino Robair Birthday Concert
Grand Electric Skull
· I played a supporting role during a collaboration between bay area composer /performer Gino Robair, Ikue Mori and the Rova Saxophone Quartet
Center for New Music
Active Member since 2012
Attend workshops, topics include:
Hardware Hacking workshop with Nick Collins