Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology

The UCSB Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) was established in 1986, and is situated within the Department of Music, as well as having strong ties to the Media Art and Technology program and the AlloSphere research facility. CREATE serves as a productive multi-studio environment available to students, researchers, and media artists for the realization of music and multimedia works. We present several concerts per year of electroacoustic music. Courses are offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels in collaboration with several departments. The center also serves as a laboratory for research and development of a new generation of software and hardware tools to aid in media-based composition. CREATE is committed to maintaining the highest possible level of artistic and technological capability. Professional composers will find the center a productive place to realize their works. Among those who have made use of our facilities are Iannis Xenakis, Thea Musgrave, Bebe Barron, Zbigniew Karkowski, Robert Morris and Xopher Davidson.


CREATE Ensemble Concert, MAT End of Year Show 2015


CREATE Modular Synthesizer

Music Workshop

From left to right: Curtis Roads, JoAnn Kuchera-Morin, Clarence Barlow, Jean Claude-Risset, Max Mathews and John Chowning. Three day event at UCSB in 2009, presented by the UCSB Corwin Chair Clarence Barlow, and the Department of Music.