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Presentation at Lydgalleriet

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:47

Artists Marieke Verbiesen & Birk Nygaard will present their works at Lydgalleriet Thursday 23. October at 8PM.

“Mayhem Machine” by Verbiesen is an audiovisual instrument, and Nygaards «Dialogues Prologue» is two wall clocks, programmed to interact with music.

Join us @ Lydgalleriet for a behind the sceen and through the screen informal tour of the EKKO festival exhibition. Starts @ 8PM Thursday 23. October.

“Mayhem Machine” is an audiovisual instrument that allows one to compose, play and destroy by using its image plane, and then designing the new narratives by adopting sound, light, physical objects and animated video.

«Dialogues Prologues» is operated in the intersection between fragility and precision – both aesthetically and technically – and the unpredictability that occurs when the analog is controlled digitally. In this installation the multimedia sculptor Birk Nygaard exhibits two wall clocks, programmed to interact with music from Meidell. The work is commissioned by BEK, and is performed in its entirety in concert format last Saturday during the festival.

Its a prelude to this evenings konsert by Silje Nes «Mirrored/Mirror» .
Artists Birk Nygaard & Marieke Verbiesen will present their work.

Welcome, welcome!!

Time and place:
  • Lydgalleriet - 23/10/2014 20:00

BEK at Ekko — Bergen Electronic Music and Art Festival

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:41

Two commissioned works by BEK at this years Ekko Festival: Asbjørn Flø with Ratkje, Rishaug & Tafjord – ‘Analogikk’ and Stephan Meidell with Birk Nygaard – ‘Dialogues’

The festival also presents exhibition works supported by BEK: «Dialogues Prologue» by Stephan Meidell & Birk Nygaard and «Mayhem Machine» by Marieke Verbiesen.

Festival start is 17. October

Flø, Ratkje, Rishaug, Tafjord «Analogikk» (N)

Clear your schedule and mark this date in your calendars. Why, you ask? Well: Four of Norway’s most important composers in the last decade will perform together on this special night. Asbjørn Flø is behind a series of sound installations, traditional compositions and explorations of the possibilities of electronic music – at home and abroad. While colleague Alexander Rishaugveien for many years has operated at the intersection of glitch, contemporary music and ambient, with album releases on Asphodel and Smalltown Supersound.

Hild Sofie Tafjord and Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje has been experimenting with noise music and improvisation in Fe-mail and spunk, but also pushed musical boundaries individually. In 2001, Kjelstrup Ratkje was awarded the Arne Nordheim Composer Award, and she has contributed in over 70 albums but is best known for his improvised voice art.

The four meet to perform Flø’s piece «Analogikk» based on an «archaeological» and self made electronic musical instrument consisting of analog circuits. The music will combine compositional ideas from contemporary music’s great pioneers, such as Stockhausen and Iannis Xenakis, but will also take on the inspiration of modern particle physics and the romantic landscape paintings. Exactly how it will sound, however, no one knows until it is started.

The piece «Analogikk» is a new commission ordered and produced in collaboration with BEK.

Meidell & Nygaard ‘Dialogues’
Earlier this year guitarist and composer Stephan Meidell released the album “Cascades” (Hubro), where he improvised music by interacting with various rooms in Bergen. Architecture, reverberation and temperature affected the compositions he created on the electric guitar.

During this year’s EKKO Meidell takes his concept one step further; This time, he also brings a computer, for a work called “Dialogues”. Accompanying him is the multimedia sculptor Birk Nygaard, who will create a visuals to the music, based on signals from Meidell’s machine. This time the dialogue will therefore assume analog, digital, visual and musical forms.

The piece «Dialogues» is a new commission ordered and produced in collaboration with BEK.

Both commissioned works are supported by Art Council Norway

Festival exhibition:
«Dialogues Prologue» Stephan Meidell & Birk Nygaard

Nygaard and Meidell explores the intersection between fragility and precision – both aesthetically and technically – and the unpredictability that occurs when the analog is controlled digitally. In this installation the multimedia sculptor Birk Nygaard exhibits two wall clocks, programmed to interact with music from Meidell. The work is commissioned by BEK, and is performed in its entirety in concert format last Saturday during the festival.

“Mayhem Machine» Marieke Verbiesen
“Mayhem Machine” is an audiovisual instrument that allows one to compose, play and destroy by using its image plane, and then designing the new narratives by adopting sound, light, physical objects and animated video. The work is inspired by the “Instruments of the Future” by Giles Holst in “Poeme Electronique” at the World Exhibition in Brussels in 1958. The sounds are composed of Bærtur by Ketil Mosnes. The project is co-produced by BEK.

Third work at the exhibition is “A Voyage to Arcturus” by Two Ruins

The exhibition is in collaboration with Lydgalleriet.


OCTOBER 17th – 25th

The EKKO festival for electronic music and art kicks off at Østre and at Korskirken on October 17th and lasts over two weekends until the 25th. This year’s programme includes Nils Frahm’s explorations of the pianos sonic possibilities, Future Brown’s clash of genres, Shackleton’s resonant drones, Andreas Tilliander’s project TM404, and 80s synth pop from Finland by Jaakko Eino Kalevi. And Dj Harvey.

EKKO is known for it’s artistic profile who pushes the traditional boundaries, and the fine balance between music, art, and visuals. Every year the festival presents a piece of music specially commissioned for the festival. This year’s commission work is signed Biosphere and Skatebård, two pioneers who have worked in quite different corners of the Norwegian electronic music scene, and belong to their own generation, but with mutual respect and admiration for the art and for each other’s work.

The festival programme represents a mix between both local and international acts, and between more established artists as well as some up and coming artists.

TM404 (S)




For complete artist presentations and the playing schedule visit
Gallery from Ekko no. 10 on Flickr

Ticket information
Buy tickets here:

Day pass on days with two venues:
Østre & Korskirken, Friday, Oct 24th: 300,- + fee

Day passes at Østre:
Friday Oct 17th: 280,- + fee
Saturday Oct 18th: 280,- + fee
Wednesday Oct 22nd: 150,- + fee
Thursday Oct 23rd: 90,- + fee
Friday Oct 24th: 280,- + fee
Saturday Oct 25th: 280,- + fee

Single concerts/ concerts packages
(some early night concerts, not including club programme from 21/22.30):
Nils Frahm,
Korskirken, Friday Oct 24th: 250,- + fee.
Suzanne Ciani + Neotantrik, and Stephan Meidell, Birk Nygaard «Dialogues»,
Østre, Saturday Oct 25th: 150,- + fee.

The exhibition opening plus Flø, Ratjke, Rishaug, Tafjord «Analogikk» on opening night Friday Oct 17th (18:30 – 21:00) is for free.

Time and place:
  • Østre - 17/10/2014 to 25/10/2014

ISMIR 2014

SMC Group, INESC Porto - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:13
SMC researchers to attend ISMIR 2014 Conference in Taipei, Taiwan. Main Technical Program: M. Davies and S. Böck, Evaluating the Evaluation Measures for Beat Tracking M. Caetano, F. Wiering, Theoretical Framework of a Computational Model of Auditory Memory for Music Emotion Recognition Late Breaking Demo Session: B. Sturm, F. Gouyon, J. Oliveira, N. Hespanhol, T. Langlois, On Evaluation in […]

Construction work in 00.16a (Foley Studio)

Please note that DMU Estates are planning to do some important construction work in 00.16a, likely starting the week of October 27. We will be blocking out the room on the Booking System for those days when the work is in progress.


Karen Bentley Pollick - Works For Violin, Electronics, and Video

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 03:55
Date:  Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA STAGE Event Type:  Concert

 Violinist Karen Bentley Pollick performs a selection of her current touring program of solo works for various combinations of violin, electronics, and video. Hailed as "Paganini meets Jimi Hendrix and Appalachian fiddling", Cluck Old Hen Variations (2004) by California composer and CCRMA alumnus David Aaron Jaffe will be performed with a new video

FREE Open to the Public

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Victor Gama

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 02:49
Date:  Wed, 11/12/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA STAGE Event Type:  Concert Victor Gama is a composer and performer whose artistic process begins with the creation of an entirely new instrument, one whose design is steeped in symbolic meaning. For Gama, concept design, the selection of materials, fabrication, and scoring are all equally important parts in the creation of new music, blending current fabrication technologies with ideas, materials, and traditions inspired by the natural world. Currently Visiting Artist at CCRMA, Victor Gama will perform solo pieces on three of his instruments and talk about his projects and work-in-progress while CCRMA's Visiting Artist during the fall and winter terms.

FREE Open to the Public

Code Week Enthused both Children and Students

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00

 The six workshops of the EU Code Week incited enthusiasm for coding in younger and older students, and also aroused a big interest in technology in children.


Outstanding Success of FRI Student Urška Pangerc at the The PhysioNet/CinC Challenge

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00

 FRI student Urška Pangerc participated in the Robust Detection of Heart Beats in Multimodal Data: the PhysioNet/Computing in Cardiology Challenge 2014 at the Computing in Cardiology 2014 international conference, where she ranked second, third and sixth in the three phases of the competition.

Start that first assignment!

Monday 27h October – Friday 31st  October 2014 in the Kimberlin Library
Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)
CLaSS is delighted to offer a series of workshops of interest to students who want to maximise their study success this year. Come along and meet the CLaSS and Library teams who can support you in your work.
27th October: Reading for a purpose27th October: Finding information for your assignment27th October: Applying theory to your own practice28th October: Polishing your assignment28th October: How to cite and reference using the Harvard referencing system28th October: Planning and writing your report29th October: Writing introductions and conclusions29th October: Starting to write a blog29th October: Finding journals29th October: Planning and writing your first essay29th October: How to critique an article30th October: Planning and structuring your literature review30th October: Writing in an academic style31st October: Writing your methodology31st October: Working with feedback to improve your grades31st October: An introduction to verbal presentations
For further information and to book a place, click on link:

Fulldome Fest VJ Sets Nov 8 Leicester

The Fulldome Fest, which focuses on dome-projection of visuals, returns to Leicester's National Space Centre November 7 & 8. Artists from around the world will be converging on Leicester to discuss the technique and art of using 360-degree immersive visual projection. Full details available at   The full two-day event might be a bit steep price-wise for students, but there will be a less expensive audiovisual VJ show 7 pm on Saturday Nov 8.

Participation to ISMIR 2014

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:05

Julio Carabias, Rafael Caro Repetto, Emilia Gómez, Sankalp Gulati, Nadine Kroher, Agustín Martorell,  Marius Miron, Ajay Srinivasamurthy, and Xavier Serra particip

More Information:  ISMIR 2014

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Participation to ISWC 2014

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:42

Frederic Font and Sergio Oramas participate to the 13th International Semantic Web Conference, that takes place from October 19th to the 23rd 2014 in Trentino, Italy.

More Information:  ISWC 2014

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Structural Segmentation of Music using Posteriori Features

CCRMA-Stanford University - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:26
Date:  Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom [Knoll 217] Event Type:  DSP Seminar  Abstract: Structural segmentation of music involves identifying boundaries between homogenous regions where the homogeneity involves one or more musical dimensions, and therefore depends on the musical genre. In this work, we address the segmentation of Hindustani instrumental concert recordings at the highest time-scale, that is, concert sections marked by prominent changes in rhythmic structure. Tempo features are effectively combined with energy and chroma features motivated by musicological knowledge and acoustic observations. Posterior probability features from unsupervised model fitting of the frame level acoustic features are shown to significantly improve robustness to local acoustic variations. FREE Open to the Public

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Berlin almanac on contemporary musical instruments -- Call for contributions

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:10

Deadline: 15.11.2014

The 3DMIN project invites authors to contribute to a collection on contemporary musical instruments and related musical practice.
The almanac’s intention is to collect and present as many as possible viewpoints upon the field of contemporary musical instruments.
The pieces forming the alamanc are intended to explain aspects of contemporary musical instruments by forming a body of information of which the reader gains insights and new impulses for her artistic or scientific work.
Questions to be addressed are e.g.

  • What is a contemporary musical instrument?
  • What do you concider as important aspects of a contemporary musical instrument?
  • How does your professional perspective shape your viewpoint on contemporary musical instruments?
  • How does a contemporary musical instrument shape musical practice?

Each author of an essay is asked to select one of the many aspects around contemporary musical instruments and formulate a short piece around it. A collection of subjects for inspiration can be found here. The form of the pieces is, within the boundaries described below, left to the authors.

Submitted pieces will be reviewed, edited and eventually published on a dedicated webpage. Depending on the amount and quality of the submitted material, a printed publication of selected works is planned.

Suggested form of contributions

Submitted pieces should be compiled in a form the single authors finds suitable for the chosen theme. Examples for such a form are: a short essay (about 500 words), a photo collection, a figure, a table, a javascript element, or a combination of them. Sound and video material is highly appreciated. The amount of displayed information should not exceed the size of an A4/letter-format page.
The submission language is english.


Please inform your intention to contribute with information on the subject(s) you intend to cover as soon as possible to

Final contributions should be sent to the same address.

Imagining the Universe - Music, Spirituality, and Tradition

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:09
Date:  Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA STAGE Event Type:  Concert

As part of Stanford Art Institute's Imagining The Universe project CCRMA will present a network concert with Khenpo Sodargye and musicians from UC Santa Barbara, Virginia Tech, and University of Guanjuato. This will be broadcast live over the internet.  

Works and Performances by:

Chris Chafe (celletto – electric cello)

Cecelia Wu (voice and novel instrument)

From Stanford University (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics)

FREE Open to the Public

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James Fei

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:15
Date:  Thu, 11/13/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA STAGE Event Type:  Concert

Composer, performer, artist James Fei will present a solo show of his work on the CCRMA Stage. Fei will be performing two pieces: For The Nerve Meter, microphones distributed in the performance space are fed back through two Frequency Shifters designed by Harold Bode. During the course of the performance, the output of the Frequency Shifters increasingly modulate each other, creating complex patterns that are dependent on interactions of the electronics as well as the acoustics of the room. Sine of Merit III is part of a series of works that emphasize the relation between analog electronics sound projection.

FREE Open to the Public

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David Wessel 1942-2014

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 17:12
Start: 2014-11-22 20:00 End: 2014-11-22 22:00

Bauer Media - Part of Week 6 Activities

Bauer Media will be coming on campus on 4th November to offer two talks on “Getting in to Media”, for any students interested in Journalism, Marketing, Digital or Radio. Bauer are a very large, high profile employer in the Media sector and own a number of radio stations and magazines such as Heat and Grazia. 
Students need to book in to the event in advance, using the external link below:

They will then need to print off their ticket and bring it with them to the talk. The event will be an open one, so it won’t just be DMU students who are able to attend. Note that the tickets don’t specify the exact location of the talk, which will be Hugh Aston 2.08.

Open Call - Connecting Cities

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:34

Connecting Cities is a network of worldwide cultural institutions. The aim is to foster the circulation of artistic and cultural contents throughout European and worldwide urban screens and media facades.
With the curatorial theme of INVISIBLE and VISIBLE Cities 2015 we want to develop an awareness on the changes which are hardly visible to the eyes and are underlying our nowadays cities. Our today’s modern cities are hybrid structures in which technology is invisibly interweaved in the perception layers of our everyday lives.
We call for artistic scenarios to visualise invisible, embedded ‘smart’ urban infrastructures and analyse their impact on the technological transformation of our society in a broad and public discourse.
More information here:
Submit your project proposal until 31 October, 2014 here:

International Web Audio Conference

IRCAM - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:00

Conférence sur le web et l'audio à l'Ircam et dans les locaux de Mozilla Paris. Inscrivez-vous dès maintenant !

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