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Michael Zbyszynski

Michael Zbyszyński is an academic in the Department of Computing. He teaches perception & multimedia computing. He has been a software developer at Avid, SoundHound, Cycling ’74, and Keith McMillen Instruments. He has also taught live electroacoustic music, real-time interaction and socialist realism.

As a musician, his work spans from brass bands to symphony orchestras, including composition and improvisation with woodwinds and electronics. He has been a software developer at Avid, SoundHound, Cycling ’74, and Keith McMillen Instruments, and was Assistant Director of Pedagogy at UC Berkeley’s Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT). He holds a PhD from UC Berkeley and studied at the Academy of Music in Kraków on a Fulbright Grant. His work has been included in Make Magazine, the Rhizome Artbase, and on the ARTSHIP recording label.

Academic qualifications

PhD in Music Composition, University of California, Berkeley, 2000

MA in Music Composition, University of California, Berkeley, 1996

BA in Music, New York University, 1992

Other interests

Spectral music, 20th Century Polish Music, flutes, saxophones, molecular gastronomy, second line & political brass bands.

Talks I've Given