Seminar in Computer Music Concert, with California Institute of the Arts

Music From Mills Classes, Spring Term
Friday, April 30, 2021 | 7:00 P.M. PDT
Presented by Mills College Music Department and the Center for Contemporary Music, with the Herb Alpert School of Music at CalArts. 

All Music From Mills Classes events are free and open to the public.
This semester, all events are being hosted online.


Click to Enter Broadcast, via CalArts on YouTube: A designed image with bands of color repeating, with pinks and truquioses, yellows and magentas acrossthe left half of the image, with a photo of a part of a hand on a light bos with blue and green colored film and cables spiraled and strewn. the long rectangualr image is floating in a field of black.

Directed by Chris Brown

 Patangkris Ensemble Improvisation
 composer:  Patrick Mathews-Halmrast 
 performers: Patrick Mathews-Halmrast, Kristian Dahlbom, Angie Edwards, 
                       with Gemma Castro, voice

Trig Probability Drone
 composer: Stanley Summy 
 performers: Stanley Summy and Chad Glenn

 Come Back To Me
 composer: Angie Edwards aka Sharkiface
 performers: Jefferson Doyle, Kristian Dahlbom, Angie Edwards

 A Žižkov Lullaby
 composer: Chad Glenn
 performers:  Chad Glenn  and Stanley Summy

 How to Bake a Potato
 composed by: Rowan Matthews
 Performers:  Rowan Matthews, Angie Edwards, Kristian Dahlbom

 composers: Kristian Dahlbom and Jefferson Doyle
 performers: Kristian Dahlbom and Jefferson Doyle

The Computer Music Seminar this year investigated remote location ensemble performance with computer-based media.  These pieces are unedited recordings of live performances of pieces by all members of the class that culminated the semester. The pandemic has made the normal social roles and rituals of live music performance more difficult.  Musicians however have perservered, playing together on the internet and making music that could never have existed in another way.  Instrumentation includes both live computer music software (SuperCollider and MaxMSP)  and electronic hardware instruments (Symbolic Sound Kyma), along with homemade sound installations, and voice.  The performance “space” was provided by SonoBus (a free and easy to use application for streaming high-quality, low-latency peer-to-peer audio between devices over the internet or a local network ) and Zoom (video).  Thanks to all the inventors who have made playing music together possible despite difficult circumstances !

Learn more about the music programs and courses involved in the series on the Music Department Undergraduate and Graduate pages located on the Mills College website. For questions about the class concert series or accessibility, please contact the Mills College Music Department by emailing