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Consortium to Distribute Computer Music


P.O. Box 50888, Denton, TX 76206 USA
VOX:(940) 262-0233 - FAX:(940) 565-2002 - EMAIL: larryaustin@grandecom.net

CDCM Overview:

The critically acclaimed CDCM Computer Music Series on Centaur Records continues with the production and release, 1988–2012, of thirty-nine compact disc releases, Volumes 1–39, produced and distributed worldwide as a recorded repertoire of the best new computer music, maintaining the highest quality performance and recording standards. Volumes 1–39 are a recorded repertoire of the music that best represents the variety of artistic trends and technical developments emerging in the field of computer music today. The series presents a wide range of styles and mediums with performances by internationally distinguished ensembles and soloists, all produced and engineered with the utmost care and musical integrity. Four distinctive series themes are presented: "The Computer Music Studio" (Vols. 1-9, 17, 20, 26, 27, 29-31, 33, 37–39); "The Virtuoso in the Computer Age I–V" (Vols. 10, 11, 13-15); "The Composer in the Computer Age: I–XI" (Vols. 12, 16, 18, 19, 22-24, 28, 34, 35, 36); and "The International Computer Music Association Commission Awards, 1992–99" (Vols. 21, 25, 32). The series is distributed worldwide and is sponsored and funded by CDCM, Centaur Records, The Aaron Copland Fund for Music, the Music Recording Program of the National Endowment for the Arts, the International Computer Music Association, arts commissions, foundations, composer organizations, studio subventions, and in-kind contributions.

CDCM Background: 

CDCM: Consortium to Distribute Computer Music came into being in 1986 as an expansion and continuation of a consortium of computer music studios at Dartmouth College, University of North Texas, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, organized in 1984 as recipients of a grant from the Consortium Commissioning program of the National Endowment for the Arts to administer three computer music commissions and to present them in significant public performances. In October, 1986, the three original studios expanded to six, establishing CDCM as a non-profit association to organize their collective compositional, technical, and institutional resources to advance the creation, appreciation, and dissemination of computer music. In September, 1994, CDCM and the International Computer Music Association, Inc., became non-profit, affiliated organizations.

CDCM Founding Studios: 

The Bregman Electronic Music Studio, Dartmouth College; Center for Contemporary Music, Mills College; Center for Experimental Music and Intermedia, University of North Texas; Experimental Music Studios and Computer Music Project, University of Illinois; iEAR: Integrated Electronic Arts Integrated Electronic Arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; and Winham Laboratory, Princeton University.

CDCM Production Affiliates: 

Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics, Stanford University; Center for Experiments in Art, Information, and Technology, California Institute for the Arts; Center for Studies in Music Technology, Yale University; Computer Music Studio, Colgate University; Center for Computer Music, Brooklyn College, CUNY; Eastman Computer Music Center, University of Rochester; School of Music Computing Center, University of Washington; Center for Research in Electro-Acoustical Music, San Jose State University; Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta; Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, Paris; Computer Music Studio, University of Manitoba; Computer Music Studio, North Carolina State University; Academy of Music Computer Music Studios, Crakow, Poland; University of Miami Recording Studios; Kunitachi College of Music Sonology Department, Tokyo; Recording Studio, The City University, London; University of Paris-VIII Computer-aided Composition Studio; Electroacoustic Music Studios of the University of Birmingham, England; the Virginia Center for Computer Music of the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, and the MidAmerican Center for Contemporary Music of Bowling Green State University.

Producer:  Larry Austin