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Weekly, live performances by experimental musicians.

Martin Herman

Martin Herman is a composer whose acoustic and electronic works have been performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He is the Artistic Director of Bentstrings Productions, which supports the creation and production of new media and sound art works. He was Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Downtown Opera, which commissioned and performed new experimental short operas in Long Beach and the Czech Republic between 2000-2002. He currently directs the CSULB Long Beach-based Cole Conservatory Laptop Ensemble and has collaborated on sculpture/sound installations as sound designer and programmer “Arquitectura Sonora” with sculptor Mayte Alonso in 2008 and 2006.
More recently he has worked with director, Byungkoo Ahn on an experimental music/theatre piece for singers and laptop performers entitled Voyage, which was premiered at the Spoleto Open Festival, Spoleto, Italy in July 2013. Additionally, they have collaborated and performed at LaMaMa Theatre, New York City in 2009 on a one-act opera, The Doctor, based on an adaptation by Byungkoo Ahn of the Chekhov short story, with music by Martin Herman and libretto by Tom Curley.

He teaches electronic music classes in synthesis, computers and sound, musical interactivity at the Bob Cole Conservatory at California State University in Long Beach, California. He is also currently Chair of the Department of Design at California State University, Long Beach.
Featuring the CSULB Laptop Ensemble, Martin Herman – Director, Matthew Lourtie – Assistant Director. Performers: Eric Malczewski, Eric Malczewski, Kael Sharp, Kaija Hansen, Matthew Lourtie, Nick Venden, Tim Cummins, Zachary Kenefick in works by Adriana Verdié, Matthew Lourtie, Seth Shafer, and Martin Herman.

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