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    Berklee Hosts International Csound Conference, October 25-27

    Presented by at Berklee Performance Center

    October 25 - October 27, 2013


    Berklee Hosts International Csound Conference, October 25-27

    Berklee College of Music will host the second International Csound Conference, October 25-27, featuring keynote speakers, living legends of early computer music John Chowning and Jean-Claude Risset, as well as performances, workshops, and installations from the leading figures of electronic music.

    The event will include a musical tribute to Max Mathews, the father of computer music, with performances from Csound inventor and MIT Media Lab cofounder Barry Vercoe and world-renowned electronic music composer and educator, Berklee professor Richard Boulanger. Presented by Berklee's Electronic Production and Design department, the conference will explore the role of Csound in contemporary music, film, and advertising; Csound for iOS, Android, and Ableton Live; and other topics.

    John Chowning invented FM synthesis in 1967, which led to the first commercially successful and second best-selling synthesizer of all time, the Yamaha DX7. Today, FM synthesis is ubiquitous, used in everything from contemporary electronic music to cell phone ringtones

    Csound is a computer programming language for sound composition and audio synthesis. Developed in the mid-1980s at MIT by Barry Vercoe, Csound is a free and open source program based on the MUSIC-N model initiated by Max Mathews at Bell Labs. Developed over nearly 30 years, it currently has 1,873 unit generators, the building blocks of audio synthesis.

    Conference registration is limited to 200. Visit

    Keynote speakers John Chowning, Jean-Claude Risset
    pioneered sounds, technologies behind modern EDM styles

    Berklee Performance Center

    136 Massachusetts Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

    Full map and directions

    Admission Info:

    $50 for Students, $100 General

    General Day and Time Info:

    Register soon!

    Phone: 617-747-2568


    By "T": Take the Green Line to the Hynes Convention Center stop. Exit left onto Massachusetts Avenue and cross Boylston Street. The Berklee Performance Center is about 30 yards from the corner. Consult the MBTA Web site for bus routes and schedules.

    Limited metered parking is available on the streets surrounding the Berklee Performance Center and Berklee College of Music.

    Parking is also available at nearby parking garages. For a full list go here:

    Accessibility Information: Currently, no accessibility information is available for this event.

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