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EVENTS

Upcoming

2022-09-03
to 2023-01-08
Rodney DuPlessis and Xindi Kang will exhibit at MOXI The Wolf Museum of Exploration and Innovation in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2022-07-05
Rodney DuPlessis will present Composing quantum music: Psi (Piece + Paper) at ICMC 2022 (University of Limerick) in Limerick, Ireland
2022-07-04
Rodney DuPlessis will present EmissionControl2: designing a real-time sound file granulator at ICMC 2022 (University of Limerick) in Limerick, Ireland
2022-07-03
Rodney DuPlessis will perform Coacervate at ICMC 2022 (University of Limerick) in Limerick, Ireland
2022-06-28
Rodney DuPlessis will present A virtual instrument for physics-based musical gesture: CHON at NIME 2022 (Waipapa Taumata Rau) in Auckland, New Zealand
2022-06-26
Rodney DuPlessis will present Physics-based musical control: CHON at NYCEMF 2022 (Sheen Center for Thought and Culture) in New York, NY, USA
2022-06-25
Rodney DuPlessis will perform Psi at NYCEMF 2022 (Sheen Center for Thought and Culture) in New York, NY, USA
2020-10-17
to (Ongoing)
Rodney DuPlessis and Xindi Kang are exhibiting at The Museum of Sensory and Movement Experiences in Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Past

2022-06-09
Rodney DuPlessis presented Quantum simulation for sound synthesis: QHOSYN at SMC 2022 (Télécom Saint-Étienne) in Saint-Étienne, France
2022-06-08
Rodney DuPlessis performed Psi at SMC 2022 (Bourse du Travail) in Saint-Étienne, France
2022-05-20
Daria Baiocchi broadcasted De Rerum Natura at Classica e… (Radio Ascoli) in Ascoli Piceno, Italy
2022-05-13
Daria Baiocchi broadcasted De Rerum Natura at Classica e… (Radio Ascoli) in Ascoli Piceno, Italy
2022-05-13
Rodney DuPlessis performed Coacervate at NoiseFloor 2022 (Staffordshire University) in Stoke-on-Trent, England
2022-05-12
Rodney DuPlessis presented Psi: From stochastic music to quantum music at NoiseFloor 2022 (Staffordshire University) in Stoke-on-Trent, England
2022-05-12
Rodney DuPlessis performed De Rerum Natura at NoiseFloor 2022 (Staffordshire University) in Stoke-on-Trent, England
2022-04-22
Rodney DuPlessis performed Psi at Earth Day Art Model (Online) in Indianapolis, IN, USA
2022-04-22
Rodney DuPlessis performed De Rerum Natura at Electronic Music Midwest (Lewis University) in Chicago, IL, USA
2022-04-01
Mary Kothman performed Coacervate at SEAMUS 2022 National Conference (Western Michigan University) in Kalamazoo, MI, USA
2022-03-31
Rodney DuPlessis presented Architecture for real-time granular synthesis: EmissionControl2 at SEAMUS 2022 National Conference (Western Michigan University) in Kalamazoo, MI, USA
2022-03-26
Rodney DuPlessis performed De Rerum Natura at TUTTI Festival 2022 (Denison University) in Granville, OH, USA
2022-03-12
Hiromu Takano performed Coacervate at CCMC 2022 (Shokeikan Hall) in Kyotanabe, Kyoto, Japan
2021-12-04
Rodney DuPlessis performed Multiple Works at his PhD recital (Online) in Santa Barbara, CA
2021-12-04
Rodney DuPlessis presented Hearing the Infinitesimal: From Classical to Quantum Music at his PhD defense (Online) in Santa Barbara, CA
2021-10-28
Rodney DuPlessis performed at Musiques Démesurées (Musée d'Art Roger Quilliot) in Clermont-Ferrand, France
2021-09-23
Chelsea Edwards performed at Visiones Sonoras (Online) in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
2021-09-22
Rodney DuPlessis presented at Visiones Sonoras (Online) in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
2021-08-28
Chelsea Edwards performed at 2021 SCI National Student Conference (Online)
2021-06-04
Chelsea Edwards performed at Synesthesias - New Music at UCSB 2: Graduates (Online) in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2021-04-25
Chelsea Edwards performed at SEAMUS 2021 National Conference (Online)
2021-03-19
Rodney DuPlessis presented at Sonic Art (Colby College) in Waterville, ME, USA
2021-02-23
Rodney DuPlessis presented at Composition Lab (Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre (Remote)) in Tallinn, Estonia
2020-12-18
Rodney DuPlessis performed at Musica Nova Concert of Finalists (Online) in Prague, Czech Republic
2020-12-08
Chelsea Edwards performed at ECM Concert (Online) in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2020-10-30
Rodney DuPlessis presented at Composition Forum (Online) in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2020-08-22
Hocket performed at UCSB Summer Music Festival (Online) in Los Angeles, CA, USA
2020-04-22
SUDO Ensemble performed at Earth Day Art Model (Online) in Indianapolis, IN, USA
2020-03-12
Rodney DuPlessis performed at SEAMUS 2020 National Conference (Online) in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
2020-02-04
Rodney DuPlessis presented at Alliance of Women in Media, Arts, and Sciences Conference 2020 (Corwin Pavillion) in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2020-01-18
Rodney DuPlessis presented at Womxn/Hacks 2.0 (HSSB) in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2019-11-08
Rodney DuPlessis, Ken Fields, The USCB Net Music Ensemble, and the Elder Conservatorium Network Ensemble performed at NowNet Arts Conference 2019 (Online) in New York, NY, USA
2019-09-01
Rodney DuPlessis (Live Acousmonium Diffusion) performed at Influx Summer Festival (Espace Senghor) in Brussels, Belgium
2019-08-11
Rodney DuPlessis performed at UCSB Summer Music Festival (Digital Arts and Humanities Commons) in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2019-08-10
Rodney DuPlessis performed at UCSB Summer Music Festival (Geiringer Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2019-06-07
Rodney DuPlessis performed at MAT End of Year Show (Elings Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2019-05-02
Rodney DuPlessis, Ken Fields, Joel Ong, and Gil Kuno presented at Sound and Science Symposium 2.0 (UCLA) in Los Angeles, CA, USA
2019-03-07
Rodney DuPlessis performed at First Thursday (SBCast) in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2018-11-21
Henrique Portovedo performed at I Encontro de LiveLoopists (University of Aveiro) in Aveiro, Portugal
2018-08-18
Los Angeles Percussion Quartet performed at UCSB Summer Music Festival (Geiringer Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2018-08-08
Rodney DuPlessis performed at International Computer Music Conference 2018 (Daegu Concert House Grand Hall) in Daegu, Republic of Korea
2018-06-15
Henrique Portovedo performed at 2018 International Conference on Live Interfaces (Casa da Música) in Porto, Portugal
2018-04-09
Rodney DuPlessis performed at CEMEC UCSB 2018 (Geiringer Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2018-04-07
Rodney DuPlessis performed at CEMEC CCRMA/Stanford 2018 (CCRMA Stage) in Stanford, CA, USA
2018-03-19
Henrique Portovedo performed at Geiringer Hall in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2018-01-21
Formalist Quartet performed at Geiringer Hall in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2017-11-15
Rodney DuPlessis performed at CREATE Presents: Sound Resistance (Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2017-08-17
Adriane Hill and Cynthia Vong performed at UCSB Summer Music Festival (Geiringer Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2017-06-10
Rodney DuPlessis performed at Bach, New Music, and Cookies (Geiringer Hall) in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2017-05-20
Scott Worthington performed at Geiringer Hall in Santa Barbara, CA, USA
2017-04-22
Rodney DuPlessis performed at CEMEC Mills College 2018 (Littlefield Concert Hall) in Oakland, CA, USA
2017-04-08
Rodney DuPlessis performed at Springfest: CEMEC (Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater) in San Diego, CA, USA
2017-01-12
Tactus performed at Album Release Party (The Capital) in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2016-10-07
Tactus performed at Digital and Physical CD Release (Worldwide) in The Internet
2016-03-12
Next Folding Theatre Company performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2016-03-11
Next Folding Theatre Company performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2016-03-10
Next Folding Theatre Company performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2016-03-09
Next Folding Theatre Company performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2016-02-13
The Coop performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2016-02-12
The Coop performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2016-02-11
The Coop performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2016-02-10
The Coop performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2015-12-15
Yokohama Youth Orchestra performed at Concert Hall in Yokohama, Japan
2015-11-21
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2015-11-20
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2015-11-19
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2015-11-18
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2014-11-22
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2014-11-21
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2014-11-20
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2014-11-19
Theatre St. Thomas performed at The Black Box Theatre in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2014-06-21
Windsor University Trio performed at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2014-06-16
Tactus performed at Digital and Physical CD Release (Worldwide) in The Internet
2013-11-28
Rodney DuPlessis performed at President’s Showcase (St. Thomas University) in Fredericton, NB, Canada
2010-12-15
Eurodam String Quartet performed at Reading () in The Caribbean Sea
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About Rodney DuPlessis

Rodney DuPlessis is a Canadian composer and programmer exploring intersections of science, nature, technology, and music. He studies processes and patterns from natural and human-made systems to extract latent musicality and visceral sonic narratives. His music has been performed and recognized internationally. He develops innovative sound processing and synthesis software including EmissionControl2 and QHOSYN, a quantum synthesizer. He promotes new art through organizing festivals and concerts, and as Programs and Development Director of Nomadic Soundsters. He holds an MA in composition, MSc in Media Arts and Technology, and PhD in composition.

Rodney DuPlessis is a Canadian composer and programmer exploring intersections of science, nature, technology, and music. In his work, he studies processes and patterns from natural and human-made systems to extract latent musicality and visceral sonic narratives. He incorporates algorithmic and intuitive methods, field recording, sonification, and software development to create electroacoustic and chamber music, museum installations, and network music collaborations.

His music has been performed internationally and recognized by prizes such as Musica Nova International Competition (Finalist), Corwin Award for Excellence in Composition (1st prize - Percussion, 1st prize - Solo), and 2020 SEAMUS/ASCAP award (finalist). He has collaborated with new music luminaries such as Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Formalist Quartet, Hocket, Henrique Portovedo, and Scott Worthington.

As a programmer, DuPlessis creates innovative sound processing and synthesis software. In 2020, Duplessis, Curtis Roads, and Jack Kilgore released EmissionControl2, an interactive real-time application for granular synthesis. In 2021, he released QHOSYN, a synthesizer that sonifies a quantum wave function.

DuPlessis is dedicated to promoting the presentation of new music and art. He has directed and produced many festivals and concerts, and serves as Programs and Development director of the Nomadic Soundsters art collective.

DuPlessis' teachers have included Curtis Roads, Clarence Barlow, João Pedro Oliveira, and Martin Kutnowski. He holds a BA in Music and Psychology, Masters of Arts in Composition, Masters of Science in Media Arts & Technology, and PhD in Composition at UC Santa Barbara.

Rodney DuPlessis is a Canadian composer and programmer exploring intersections of science, nature, technology, and music. In his work, he studies processes and patterns from natural and human-made systems to extract latent musicality and visceral sonic narratives. His process incorporates algorithmic and intuitive methods, field recording, software development, sonification, visualization, and microtonality. His creative output includes electroacoustic and chamber music, museum installations, live electronics performances, network music collaborations, and software for sound processing and synthesis.

His music has been performed internationally and recognized by prizes such as the Musica Nova International Competition (Finalist), Destellos International Competition 2020 (honorable mention), the Corwin Award for Excellence in Composition (1st prize - Percussion, 1st prize - Solo, 2nd prize - Electroacoustic), and the 2020 SEAMUS/ASCAP award (finalist). He has collaborated with new music luminaries such as Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, Formalist Quartet, Hocket, Henrique Portovedo, and Scott Worthington. DuPlessis is a member of SUDO ensemble and former lead vocalist of the progressive metal band Tactus.

As a programmer, DuPlessis creates innovative sound processing and synthesis software and works to preserve and reincarnate preexisting software. In 2020, he, along with Curtis Roads and Jack Kilgore released EmissionControl2, an interactive real-time application for granular synthesis. He has developed VST plugins for his novel spectral processing methods (PRISM) as well as a signal generator based on the linear dynamics of a coupled oscillator network (CHON). In 2021, he released QHOSYN, a synthesizer that sonifies a quantum wave function.

DuPlessis is dedicated to promoting the presentation of new music and art. In 2018 he directed the UCSB Summer Music Festival: a 2-day festival celebrating new music and diversity. As Technical Coordinator at the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) from 2017-2020, he managed three electronic music studios and worked with Curtis Roads to present concerts and talks related to computer music. DuPlessis serves as Programs and Development director of the Nomadic Soundsters art collective.

DuPlessis' teachers have included Curtis Roads, Clarence Barlow, João Pedro Oliveira, and Martin Kutnowski, in addition to masterclasses and workshops with Alvise Vidolin, Nicola Bernardini, Annette Vande Gorne, Douglas Quin, Philip Samartzis, and others. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music and Psychology, Masters of Arts in Composition, Masters of Science in Media Arts & Technology, and PhD in Composition at UC Santa Barbara.

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