Rychard Cooper

Rychard Cooper

Rychard Cooper holds a degree in Audio Engineering from Long Beach City College, and Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Composition from the Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University, Long Beach. He has twice been awarded the Don Andrus Prize in Electronic Music.

In 1999 Rychard began teaching classes in music technology, music theory and composition for the California State Summer School for the Arts, (CSSSA). This is a Summer-Arts school for gifted high-school students, taught on the campus of the California Institute of the Arts. In 2002 he became the head of the composition program and from 2008-2010 served as the chair of the CSSSA music department.

In 2000, Rychard created the recording program at Cypress College, where he taught classes in audio engineering and record production.
He has also worked professionally as a recording engineer, producer, sound designer, and has contributed to the design and construction of many recording studios in the Los Angeles area.

Rychard is currently a professor at CSULB where he teaches classes in Music Technology, Electronic Music, Sound Design, and Digital Media. He has also created a class called Digital Ethics, which explored the concept of intellectual property in a digital world. This class has been offered as part of the Odyssey Project, and the B-Word Project for the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts.

In the fall of 2009 Rychard worked with the University Art Museum as an assistant to Brian Eno as part of the 77 Million Paintings exhibition.
In addition to his teaching position, Rychard is the Media Production Specialist for the Cole Conservatory of Music at CSULB.

Co-founder of SynthLab

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On-site Event June 3rd

Performs as part of SynthLab
Using a large array of analog and digital electronic, SynthLab creates a continuous soundscape, ranging from quiet ambiance to harsh experimental noise.

On-site Event June 4th

Performs as part of SynthLab.
An evening of electronic and experimental music.

June 5th Audioscapes

Performs as part of SynthLab Audio+Video concert.

Performs as part of SynthLab Video Concert.

SynthLab will create a sonic installation in the round, concrete outdoor area at Angles’s Gate. They set up speakers in surround and have live video projections..

Performs as part of SynthLab.

Performs as part of Synthlab.

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