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POINT LINE CLOUD CD + DVD re-issue

Electronic Music 1999-2003
Forthcoming Fall 2018
Presto!? Records, Milan, Italy

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FLICKER TONE PULSE
MUSIC BY CURTIS ROADS, VIDEOS BY BRIAN O'REILLY

BLU-RAY DISC

Electronic Music 2001-2017
Forthcoming Fall 2018
ZKM | Karlsruhe, Germany

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CONCERT AT MAT END OF YEAR SHOW 2018

June 2018
Santa Barbara, CA

Featured Always and Touch pas at Media Arts and Technology End of Year Show concert night at the Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science and Technology. 

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LECTURE AND CONCERT

May 2018
Ebbing Sounds symposium at Grey Area Theater
San Francisco, California

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LECTURE AND CONCERT WITH JOHN CHOWNING

April 2018
Electronic Music Festival
Community School of Music and Art (CSMA)
Mountain View, California

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LECTURES AND CONCERT

April 2018
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, New York, USA

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CONCERT: DON buchla memorial

April 2017
San Francisco, California USA

Concert at Gray Area Foundation.

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CONCERT

March 2017
Issue Project Room
Brooklyn, New York, USA

Saturday, March 11th, ISSUE presents two generations of artists working in the medium of computational music: pioneering computer musician and scholar Curtis Roads and composer, artist and curator Eric Frye performing work in 4-channel sound.

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CURTIS ROADS AWARDED THE 2016 GIGA-HERTZ PRIZE

November 2016
ZKM | Karlsruhe, Germany

MAT professor Curtis Roads is awarded the 2016 Giga-Hertz Prize, in recognition for his contributions to the field of electronic music. The Giga-Hertz Prize is sponsored by ZKM Karlsruhe (Das Zentrum für Kunst und Medien), and the SWR Experimental Studio, Baden-Baden, Germany. The awards ceremony will be held at the 2016 Giga-Hertz Preis Festival at ZMK Karlsruhe, November 24-27, 2016.

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CORRECTIONS TO COMPOSING ELECTRONIC MUSIC

May 2016

 

THE COMPUTER MUSIC TUTORIAL, REVISED EDITION

Forthcoming

The Computer Music Tutorial, Revised Edition has been completely reorganized into 53 smaller chapters that can be read independently. 
What’s new?
Corrections and updates.
New chapters on the following topics:
- Analog modeling synthesis and processing
- Scanned synthesis
- Pulsar synthesis
- Concatenative synthesis - Bob Sturm
- Spectrum analysis: atomic decomposition - Bob Sturm
- Open Sound Control (OSC) 

 

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COMPOSING ELECTRONIC MUSIC: A NEW AESTHETIC PUBLISHED

July 2015

Oxford University Press, New York

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Co-organizer

INSONIC CONFERENCE ON SOUND IN SPACE

November 2015
ZKM | Center for Art and Media
Karlsruhe, Germany

A project of CREATE (UCSB), IRCAM, ZKM, and Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design (HfG). 

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CONCERT AT ICMC SMC

December 2014
Athens, Greece

The ICMC/SMC 2014 Joint Conference was organized by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Department of Music Studies and Department of Informatics and Telecommunications), the Onassis Cultural Center and the Institute for Research  on Music and Acoustics.

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PUBLICATION OF THE COMPUTER MUSIC TUTORIAL, CHINESE EDITION, IN TWO VOLUMES

May 2011, 
Beijing, China
People’s Music Publishing House, Beijing.

Named “National Textbook of China.”

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POLYTOPES THE ARCHITECTURE OF SOUNDSCAPES

Feb 2011
SCI-ARC (Southern California Institute for Architecture)
Los Angeles, California

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CEAIT FESTIVAL: IANNIS XENAKIS: NOW AND TOMORROW

Jan 2011
Los Angeles, California
with Brian O’Reilly, video
REDCAT Theater, Walt Disney Concert Hall

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CONCERT AT SUPERSIMETRIA FESTIVAL

Jan 2011
Barcelona, Spain

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CONCERT AT NEW MUSIC CIRCLE

May 2010
Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

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FESTIVAL TAGE FÜR NEUE MUSIK

November 2009
Zürich, Switzerland

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CONCERT AT MUSIC AND SUPERCOMPUTING (SC08)

November 2008
Austin Convention Center
Austin, Texas

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CONCERT FEATURING FLUXON AND SCULPTOR

October 2008
Eveux, France

Musique de l’architecture
Centre de Création Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX)
Le Couvent de La Tourette (designed by Le Corbusier et Xenakis)

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SUBATOMIC POP: COMPOSING AN ELECTRONIC SYMPHONY, 0.001 SECOND AT A TIME

May 2008, WIRED Magazine

“Subatomic Pop_ Composing an Electronic Symphony, 0.001 Second at a Time”.pdf

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CONCERT AT LA SONIC ODYSSEY

March 2008
Pasadena, California, USA

 

 

SHORT COURSE AND CONCERT WITH BRIAN O'REILLY

October 2008
Royal Conservatory of Music
Aarhus, Denmark

 

SOUND AND MUSIC COMPUTING CONFERENCE

July 2007
Lefkada, Greece

 

SHORT COURSE AND CONCERT WITH BRIAN O'REILLY

July 2007
Ionian University
Corfu, Greece

 

SHORT COURSE

May 2007
Centre de Création Musicale Iannis Xenakis (CCMIX)
Paris, France

 

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CONCERT AT LA SONIC ODYSSEY

March 2007
Pasadena, California, USA

 

 

SHORT COURSE AND CONCERT WITH BRIAN O'REILLY

March 2007
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY

 

INVITED LECTURE

November 2006                                    
Music Department, Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA

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SYMPOSIUM: CREATIVE AND SCIENTIFIC LEGACIES OF IANNIS XENAKIS

June 2006
Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics and University of Guelph
Toronto, Canada

 

SHORT COURSE AT CCMIX

May 2006
Centre de Création Musicale “Iannis Xenakis”
Paris, France

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LECTURE

May 2006
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Stanford University
Stanford, California

 

CONCERT WITH BRIAN O'REILLY, VIDEO

April 2006
Recombinant Media Lab
San Francisco, California

16 independent channels of audio and 10 independent channels of video

 

SYMPOSIUM ON NOISE

April 2006
San Francisco Art Institute
San Francisco, California

 

CONCERT AT LA SONIC ODYSSEY

April 2006
Pasadena, California, USA

 

INVITED LECTURE

February 2006
Music Computation and Cognition Lab
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

 

CONCERT WITH BRIAN O’REILLY, VIDEO

February 2006
Sonic Acts 2006: The Anthology of Computer Art
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

CONCERT AT SAN FRANCISCO TAPE MUSIC CENTER

January 2006
ODC Theater
Berkeley, California

 

CONCERT OF POINT LINE CLOUD

October 2005
Symposium on Xenakis
Triennale di Milano
Milan, Italy

 

CONCERT

June 2005
Journées d’informatique musicale
Paris, France

 

CREATE CONCERT

May 2005
University of California, Santa Barbara

 

CONCERT

May 2005
Concert sponsored by Centro Ricerche Musicale
The Goethe Institute
Rome Italy

 

INVITED LECTURE

April 2005
Royal Conservatory
The Hague, The Netherlands

 

INVITED LECTURE

December 2004
The Computer History Museum
San Jose, California

 

CONCERT

October 2004
Stora Hall, Royal College of Music
Stockholm, Sweden

 

INVITED LECTURE “SOUND AND SCIENCE”

October 2004
Royal College of Music and the Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden

 

CONCERT

October 2004
City of Science
Naples, Italy

 

KEYNOTE AT DAFX 2004

October 2004
University of Naples FEDERICO I
Naples, Italy

 

CONCERT 

September 2004
Coliseum Teatro Farnese
Parma, Italy

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INVITED LECTURE SIGGRAPH

August 2004
Los Angeles Convention Center
Los Angeles, California

 

OFF THE RECORD

June-October 2004
curated by Florian Hecker
Musée de l’Art Moderne
Paris, France

 

INVITED LECTURE

June 2004
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Stanford University
Stanford, CA

 

CUT & SPLICE FESTIVAL

May 2004
Sponsored by the BBC
Sonic Arts Research Centre
Belfast, UK


                             
INVITED LECTURE

May 2004
Music Department
New York University
New York City  

    

INVITED LECTURE

April 2004
2004 West Coast Conference of Music Theory and Analysis
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

 

INVITED LECTURE

February 2004
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA

 

INVITED LECTURE

November 2003
Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris-Nord
Paris, France

 

CONCERT

November 2003
Paris Planetarium
Paris, France

 

INVITED LECTURE AND CONCERT WITH BRIAN O’REILLY, VIDEO


November 2003
International Spectral Music  
Istanbul Technical University
Istanbul, Turkey

 

CREATE CONCERT UCSB WITH BRIAN O’REILLY

November 2003
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

 

CONCERT

November 2003
Moorhead State University
Moorhead, Minnesota

 

TRANSPARENT TAPE MUSIC FESTIVAL

August 2003
Transparent Theater
Berkeley, CA

 

BOURGES FESTIVAL OF ELECTROACOUSTIC MUSIC

June 2003
Bourges, France

 

SALERNO PORTE APERTO FESTIVAL

May 2003
Salerno, Italy

 

SPECTRUM NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL

May 2003
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

 

ACOUSMANIA 2003

May 2003
International Festival of Electronic and Computer Music
Bucharest, Romania

 

CREATE CONCERT UCSB WITH BRIAN O’REILLY, VIDEO

May 2003
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

 

VIDEOTAPED INTERVIEW WITH COMPOSER MORTON SUBOTNICK

April 2003
Library of Congress
Washington DC

CONCERT WITH BRIAN O’REILLY, VIDEO

April 2003
InterAmerican Development Bank
Washington DC

 

PRIMAVERA FESTIVAL WITH BRIAN O’REILLY, VIDEO                                            

April 2003
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

 

MIXING IT                                                          

April 2003
BBC Radio 3

 

ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES UK

April 2003
Camber Sands UK

 

CREATE CONCERT

November 2002
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA

 

CONCERT OF POINT LINE CLOUD

November 2002
Espace ADAC
Paris, France

 

CCMIX SHORT COURSE

November 2002
Centre de Création Musicale “Iannis Xenakis”
Paris, France

 


LECTURE “THE PERCEPTION OF MICROSOUND.”   

October 2002
Symposium on the Neurosciences and Music
Conservatory Benedetto Marcello
Venice, Italy

 

CONCERT OF POINT LINE CLOUD

October 2002
Symposium on the Neurosciences and Music
Conservatory Benedetto Marcello
Venice, Italy

 

CONCERT 

October 2002
Organized by the CICM
University of Paris VIII
Paris, France

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POINT LINE CLOUD WON THE AWARD OF DISTINCTION AT THE 2002 ARS ELECTRONICA

2002
Linz, Austria

"Point, Line, Cloud" is an outstanding example of the most current computer music, a great listening experience, based on academic research & technologies, with a huge impulse on various scenes and environments beyond all boundaries.

Roads' Award of Distinction winning composition „Point, Line, Cloud“ features granular and pulsar synthesis, methods he developed for generating sound from acoustical particles. These microsonic particles, pinpoints of sound, remained invisible for centuries, like the quantum world of the quarks, leptons, hadrons, gluons, and bosons. Recent technological advances let composers manipulate this domain. 

 

CONCERT WOODSTOCKHAUSEN, SANTA CRUZ

August 2002
Santa Cruz, California

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CONCERT TRANSPARENT TAPE MUSIC FESTIVAL

August 2002
Berkeley, CA
Sponsored by the San Francisco Tape Music Center

 

CCMIX SUMMER COURSE

July 2002
Centre de Création Musicale “Iannis Xenakis”
Paris, France

 

LECTURES AND CONCERTS 

April 2002
New York, NY

 

LECTURES AND CONCERTS 

April 2002
Paris, France

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MICROSOUND PUBLISHED BY THE MIT PRESS

March 2002

 

CONCERT: TRAIETTORIE 

November 2001
Parma, Italy


SHORT COURSE: GRANULAR AND PULSAR SYNTHESIS

September 2001
Porto, Portugal 

 

CONCERT OF POINT LINE CLOUD

May 2001
El Rey Theater
Los Angeles, CA
Concert with Autechre and Russell Haswell
                                       

CONCERT OF ORGANIZED SOUND

May 2001
Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA