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UC San Diego. Center for Research in Computing and the Arts Collection
RSS 1225  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Admisistrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Acquisition Information
  • Preferred Citation

  • Descriptive Summary

    Languages: English
    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: UC San Diego. Center for Research in Computing and the Arts Collection
    Identifier/Call Number: RSS 1225
    Physical Description: 3.6 Linear feet (8 archives boxes and 1 card file box)
    Date (inclusive): 1969-2012
    Abstract: The UCSD Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) collection documents the activities of the experimental music and computer-based music research unit between 1972-1993.

    Admisistrative History

    The Project for Music Experiment, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, opened in 1972 under the direction of UCSD professor Roger Reynolds. In 1973, the project became an organized research unit at the University of California, San Diego and was re-named the Center for Music Experiment (CME). Although autonomous, the Center was monitored by an inter-departmental advisory board with UCSD Music Department faculty. The director was nominated by the board and appointed by the Chancellor for terms up to five years. The Center was designed as a performance, composition, and a technological research space for innovations with digital computer music. The Center also facilitated the Studio for Extended Performance, the Extended Vocal Techniques Ensemble (EVTE), and the KIVA Improvisation Ensemble. In 1977, under the direction of Pauline Oliveros, CME received additional funding for a computer music facility designed to integrate technology and research into both the graduate and undergraduate curriculum. Notable faculty included Will Ogden, Robert Erickson, Pauline Oliveros, Harry Partch, Kenneth Gaburo, Thomas Nee, James Campbell, Bernard Rands, and John Silber. In 1991, the UC Regents approved the change of name from CME to CRCA - the Center for Research in Computing and the Arts.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The UCSD Center for Research in Computing and the Arts (CRCA) collection documents the activities of the experimental music and computer-based music research unit between 1972-1993. The documents were collected internally by staff and faculty for educational and archives purposes. The materials include subject files representing the development and founding of the department, performance fliers, photographs, writings describing the technological development of experimental music research and performance.
    Arranged in four series: 1) SUBJECT FILES, 2) PHOTOGRAPHS, 3) PUBLICATIONS, and 4) WRITINGS.

    Acquisition Information

    Transferred, 2010-2013.

    Preferred Citation

    UC San Diego. Center for Research in Computing and the Arts, RSS 1225. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Electronic music
    Computer music
    Avant-garde (Music)
    University of California, San Diego. Center for Research in Computing and the Arts -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego. Center for Music Experiment -- Archives