[PlanetCCRMA] Max Mathews eightieth birthday celebration

Chryssie Nannou chryssie@ccrma.Stanford.EDU
Thu Apr 12 15:06:01 2007

Max Mathews eightieth birthday celebration

April 26 and 29, 2007
Fifty years ago, in 1957, at Bell Telephone Laboratories, Max Mathews
demonstrated that the digital computer can be used as a fantastic new music
instrument. He created a revolutionary software platform destined to form the
basis of all contemporary digital musical systems (Music 1--Music 5).

His audacious ideas were driven by the belief that "any sound that the human
ear can hear can be produced by a computer". Mathews's mastery of this new
instrument revealed new musical horizons and sparked a burgeoning curiosity
into the very nature of sound. His comprehension and elaboration made five
decades of art and research possible, laying the groundwork for generations of
electronic musicians to synthesize, record, and play music.

Today at Stanford's Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
(CCRMA) as a Professor Emeritus he continues not only to educate students and
colleagues, but also to guide and inspire with his constant inventiveness and
pure musical pleasure.

Join us in honoring Max for two evenings of sound, celebration and discovery
of his ideas, works, music, and writings.


Made at Stanford Concert
The Stanford Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Jindong Cai presents a
concert featuring pieces by Stanford composers and a performance of the
legendary Rhythmicana by Henry Cowell featuring Max Mathews, Radio Baton.

Thursday, April 26

8:00 PM     - Made at Stanford concert

Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Stanford University

$10 general admission/$5 students

Tickets can be purchased at the door or purchased in advance from the Stanford
Ticket Office: (650) 725-2787

Influences: a tribute concert
In collaboration with the Computer History Museum, and in celebration of Max
Mathews' eightieth birthday, six composers and lifelong friends from around
the world, will be presenting a retrospective of his work and influence
through technology and music.

Sunday, April 29

4:00 PM     - Pre-concert talk
5:00 PM     - Influences: a tribute concert
6:30 PM     - Reception

Hahn Auditorium
Computer History Museum
1401 N. Shorline Blvd.
Mountain View, CA 94043

For more information: ccrma.stanford.edu/concerts
Chryssie Nanou
Artistic Coordinator
Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Stanford University
(650) 723 4971 x 303