Visual Music at the Center for New Music in San Francisco

Thomas Miley will be performing live computer graphics and music at the Center for New Music in San Francisco on Sunday, April 13th at 7:00 pm, along with Silvia Matheus and Bill Hsu. In this concert computer graphics are informed by physics and animated processes. The movement, data, and interaction of computer graphics generate sound and music. This is a way of hearing and apprehending structure that is normally only seen. In the second half of the concert Thomas will be joined by Silvia and Bill. Silvia and Thomas will perform with analog instruments (Silvia also uses a Kyma system for sound generation and live processing). Bill will control computer graphics systems and will respond to Silvia and Thomas' audio performance.

Thomas Miley - studied with Anthony Braxton, David Rosenboom and Larry Polanski; Elizabeth Mills Strothers award for Excellence in Composition at Mills College (MA); American Conservatory of Music (BM); further studios at Chicago Musical college, Berkeley Jazz School; Director of Audio Technology, SEGA of America, Inc.; Adjunct Professor, California State University, East Bay, Adjunct Professor, Foothill College, member of Electronic Music Ensembles: In Your Face and Cone of Confusion, numerous performances in Bay Area including KPFA, Berkeley Store Gallery, The Lab, Sound Culture SF, ICMC (Greece), SEAMUS (Austin, Texas).

Silvia Matheus studied composition under the direction of Hans Koellreutter in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  She continued her studies at Mills College, where she graduated with a MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media, and at CNMAT, UC Berkeley. Her main focus is on interactive improvisation with computers, electronics, and instrumental ensembles. Her compositions have been selected for presentation at the prestigious International Computer Music Conference (ICMC): Japan, Hong Kong, Canada  Cuba, Denmark and NY, USA; SEAMUS  Chicago; Brazilian Symposium for Computer Music, Sao Paulo; KISS, USA and Brussels, Belgium.

Bill Hsu has built systems, tools, installations and compositions and has performed in the US, Asia, Europe, and Australia, including Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), Sonic Circuits Festival (Washington DC), San Francisco Electronic Music Festival, ACM Creativity and Cognition (Sydney), Music Metacreation Weekend (Sydney), NIME (Daejeon/Seoul, Korea, Ann Arbor, MI, Oslo, New York), Festival art::archive::architectures (ZKM, Karlsruhe), Sound and Music Computing (Porto), Harvestworks Festival (New York), Fete Quaqua (London), MIX Festival (New York), Stimme+ (ZKM, Karlsruhe), and the First Hong Kong Improvised Performance Festival. He is a founding member of the Beanbender's collective, which organized over 150 concerts of new music in the San Francisco Bay area.

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  • Thomas M.

    I don't feel comfortable rating this since I organized it. The attendance was great!

    April 14, 2014

  • Thomas M.

    It's $10 for CNM member, $15 otherwise.

    April 8, 2014

  • Rolf W.

    Sounds great. Does anyone know the admission charge?

    April 8, 2014

  • Thomas M.

    Generative art, emergent behavior, dynamic visual systems organize and inform sound and music.

    April 4, 2014

  • Thomas Miley changed the location to Center for New Music

    April 4, 2014

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