The UCSB Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) was established in 1986, and is situated within the Department of Music as well as having strong ties to the Media Art and Technology program and the Allosphere research facility. CREATE serves as a productive environment available to students, researchers, and media artists for the realization of music and multimedia works. We present several concerts per year of electroacoustic music. Courses are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels in collaboration with several departments. The Center also serves as a laboratory for research and development of a new generation of software and hardware tools to aid in media-based composition. CREATE is committed to maintaining the highest possible level of artistic and technological capability. Professional composers will find the Center a productive place to realize their works. Among those who have made use of our facilities are Iannis Xenakis, Thea Musgrave, Bebe Barron, Zbigniew Karkowski and Robert Morris.
All CREATE courses are currently cross-listed with the Media Art and Technology program; see the MAT course list for details.
Prof. Clarence Barlow, Researcher
Prof. JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Founder and Director
Prof. Curtis Roads, Associate Director
Dr. Matthew Wright, Research Director
Cecilia Wu, Technical Coordinator
CREATE manages three state-of-the-art computer music studios in the Music Department: Studio Varese (0314), Studio Xenakis (2215), and Studio Theremin (2203). Registered users can schedule time in these spaces with our online reservations system.
CREATE, Department of Music
University of California
Santa Barbara CA 93106 USA
http://www.create.ucsb.edu / info (at) create (dot) ucsb (dot) edu
805.893.8352 (tel) / 805.893.7194 (fax)
Photos: CREATE Symposium featuring John Chowning, Max Mathews, and Jean-Claude Risset, February 2009.
Panel discussion. From left to right: Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Clarence Barlow, Jean-Claude Risset, Max Mathews, John Chowning.
From left to right: Matthew Wright, Clarence Barlow, John Chowning, Jean-Claude Risset, and Yutaka Makino.