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UNSUNG STORIES: Women at Columbia's Computer Music Center

The symposium "Unsung Stories: Women at Columbia's Computer Music Center" focuses on women who have studied and worked at the renowned Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center (renamed the Computer Music Center in 1996). Unsung Stories highlights the work of women, including the work of BIPOC and LGBTQ+ composers and musicians at the Center, examining how institutional networks and intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, national origin, and other identifications impacted the daily work, modes of interaction, and visibility of women composers at the CPEMC/CMC and in the field more broadly. It features panels and roundtables with over thirty composers and scholars who will discuss the legacy, musical excellence, experience, and visibility of the diverse women who have worked at the Center from the 1950s to the present. 

Unsung Stories also includes a podcast series with an initial five episodes released this spring, featuring women active at the CPEMC/CMC over the years. In Fall 2021, Unsung Stories will wrap up with a concert showcasing work by women affiliated with the Center.

For more information about Unsung Stories, please visit

The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
The Office of the Provost
The Center for Science and Society
The Committee on Equity and Diversity
The Department of Music
The Fritz Reiner Center for Contemporary Music
The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality
The Computer Music Center
The Sound Art Program
Barnard Center for Research on Women

Masterpieces of 20th Century Electronic Music

Presented by Lincoln Center.
Curated by The Columbia Computer Music Center.

Around the walls of Columbia University's Low Library rotunda, the Columbia Computer Music Center (CMC) presents a series of cases displaying historical and current CMC activity. The goal of these displays is to illustrate many examples of music, pedagogy, technology, and research done at the CMC from its beginning to the present, and to explain how these efforts have transformed the world of music and education in general.

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C250 Symposium


Thursday, September 30, 2004

Bradford GartonElaine Sisman, co-chairs

A one day festival celebrating Columbia’s 250th anniversary, featuring performances by Narratrope, Luibo Borissov & Maja Cerar, Tomie Hahn & Curtis Bahn, George Lewis, Brad Garton, Terry Pender, Dan Trueman, as well as ArtBots installations.

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people doing strange things with electricity

dorkbot is a monthly meeting where people share their creative work. Started at the CMC in 2000 by Douglas Repetto, dorkbot meetings have spread around the globe.

dorkbot website archive


ArtBots: The Robot Talent Show

ArtBots was a series of international exhibitions featuring robotic art and art-making robots. It was founded and co-curated by Douglas Repetto.

For each show, we publish an open call for submissions, inviting artists from around the world to send us information about their work. We have no fixed definition of what qualifies for the show; if you think it's a robot and you think it's art, we encourage you to submit. The final list of participants is a mix of works selected from the open call submissions and additional artists invited by the ArtBots curators.

ArtBots Website Archives:

2011 2008 2005 2004 2003 2002 

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