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Cooperation Memorandum Signing with the College of IT Engineering, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

FRI - News and Events - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00

Today, the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana hosted the representatives of the College of IT Engineering, Kyungpook National University, South Korea.

Researchers' Night 2014

FRI - News and Events - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 23:00

FRI will be participating at Researchers' Night for the first time this year. Two of our research projects will be presented at the event: the »Star Wars – Episode VII« exhibition, where the students created their own vision of the up-coming Stars Wars film, and the ParkinsonCheckTM  app, designed for early detection and monitoring of Parkinson's disease.

College muziekcognitie: Tv opnames voor Universiteit van Nederland [Dutch]

Of je nou de sterren van de hemel danst of als een hork op de dansvloer staat, volgens Henkjan Honing is iedereen muzikaal en hebben we allemaal gevoel voor ritme. Aan de hand van korte demonstraties en luistertestjes zal Henkjan Honing op 23 september 2014 in Air, Amsterdam het publiek ervan proberen te overtuigen dat ze muzikaler zijn dan ze zelf denken.

Two journal articles published in special issue on rhythm

SMC Group, INESC Porto - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 16:03
Two SMC group journal articles have been published in the special issue: “Functions of Musical Rhythm”, Frontiers in Psychology, 2014 G. Madison and G. Sioros, “What musicians do to induce the sensation of groove in simple and complex melodies, and how listeners perceive it” G. Sioros, M. Miron, M. E. P. Davies, F. Gouyon and […]

Nacht van de Klassieke Muziek [Dutch]

Op vrijdagavond 19 september 2014 zendt de NTR op NPO 2 een live televisieprogramma rond de NPO Radio 4 Hart & Ziel Lijst uit. Presentator Hans Haffmans onderzoekt samen met Mike Boddé en muziekwetenschapper Henkjan Honing waarom en hoe luisteraars zich laten raken door klassieke muziek. Wat is het geheim van het ritme van de Sacre du Printemps, wat maakt Erbarme dich een tranentrekker? Ook verhalen van luisteraars komen aan bod. Waarom kun je zo goed hard autorijden met het Vioolconcert van Philip Glass op de autoradio? Of hoe kan het dat de sonates van Scarlatti voor altijd verbonden zijn met het lezen van een Russische roman?

Arduino workshop

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 16:54

Søren Andreasen will hold an Arduino workshop at BEK Monday 29. September – Friday 3. October. The workshop fee is 500,- NOK. Join by mailing us at bekatbekdotno

Beginners and those who need to brush up on the very basics, get a brief introduction to hardware KITs and the Arduino software Monday 29. and Tuesday 30. September between 16.00 – 21.00

Wednesday 1. – Friday 3. we follow up those who have a little experience with Arduino before and those who have their own projects they need help to get on with. Søren will also bring a proposal for a project for those who need some startspray. For this he use some solenoids, servo motors and a bunch of nobs and lights for you to work on. Wednesday and Thursday we also start at 16.00 and keep it going until we’re eighter finished or excausted, or both. Friday we sum up from 16.00 – 18.00.

This workshop costs 500,- NOK. For this you get a starting KIT and some things to work on (worth the workshop fee). If you need to use servos and solenoids, you pay the actual costs if you want to take them with you after the cource. You need to bring your own laptop. And it would be nice if you bring some power supplys (5 – 36 V) or some toy instruments or other electronic toys.

Workshop holder is Søren Andreasen, http://sorenandreasen.com
He did a similar workshop at BEK last year.
Join by mailing us at bekatbekdotno

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Time and place:
  • BEK - 29/09/2014 to 03/10/2014

Current Topics in Loundness

IRCAM - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00

Atelier du lundi 15 au mardi 16 septembre. Insa, Lyon

Lectures, discussions et débats, l'objectif de cet atelier sera, durant deux jours, d'identifier les nouvelles perspectives de recherches qui s'offrent au loudness.

Télécharger le programme de cet atelier.

The Traditional Freshers Reception 2014

FRI - News and Events - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00

On Tuesday, 30 September 2014, the traditional freshers reception will take place at Kongresni trg, where the university rector, the deans, the president of the Student Council of the University of Ljubljana and the Mayor of Ljubljana will welcome the freshers and their parents.

Autumn School of Computer Science for Children from Socially Disadvantaged Families

FRI - News and Events - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 23:00

Knowledge is the highest value. Today we live in a time when technology represents a very important part of our lives and without which progress is impossible.

Hear in Now

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 20:07
Start: 2014-09-23 20:00 End: 2014-09-23 22:00

ATK for Reaper Public Beta (version 1.0.b3)

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 18:58

Ambisonic Toolkit for Reaper is now available as a public beta. While there is a well-established workflow for stereo production in DAWs, options have been more limited when working with Ambisonics. The Ambisonic Toolkit (ATK) brings together a number of tools and transforms for working with first order Ambisonic surround sound, and includes intriguing possibilities for spatial soundfield imaging.

Download ATK for Reaper – Version 1.0 beta 3

The ATK toolset in intended to be both ergonomic and comprehensive, framed so that the user is enabled to ‘think Ambisonic’. By this, the ATK addresses the holistic problem of creatively controlling a complete soundfield, facilitating spatial composition beyond simple placement of sounds in a sound-scene. The artist is empowered to address the impression and imaging of a soundfield — taking advantage of the native soundfield-kernel paradigm the Ambisonic technique presents.

ATK has previously only been available for public release via the SuperCollider real-time processing environment. Cockos Reaper is a reasonably priced and flexible DAW, popular among many composers and sonic artists working with spatial sound. Reaper’s versatile design conveniently supports the ATK’s Ambisonic workflow model.

Using the JSFX text-based scripting language, the ATK has now been ported to plugins for Reaper. Several of the plugins, in particular the transforms, offers intuitive graphical user interfaces that helps visualise the effect of the various transforms. The plugins work with all operation system and processor versions that Reaper supports. On the Windows platform the plugins can also be used with other VST-hosts by means of the ReaJS ReaPlug plugin.

The ATK toolset has been been gathered, authored and developed by Joseph Anderson over a number of years, and is now a collaborative open source project. The port of ATK to Reaper has been done by Trond Lossius of BEK, Bergen Center for Electronic Arts.

A paper on ATK for Reaper by Trond Lossius and Joseph Anderson will be presented at the upcoming joint ICMC | SMC conference in Athens. If you are attending the conference, please drop by during the poster session next Thursday!

Time and place:
  • BEK - 12/09/2014 to 30/09/2014

ICMC SMC 2014

SMC Group, INESC Porto - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:28
SMC researchers to attend ICMC SMC 2014 Conference in Athens D. Cocharro, G. Sioros, M. Caetano, M. Davies, “Real-time Manipulation of Syncopation in Audio Loops” G. Bernardes, M. Davies, C. Guedes, B. Pennycook, “Considering Roughness to Describe and Generate Vertical Musical Structure in Content-Based Algorithmic-Assisted Audio Composition”

Model-View-Controller separation in Max using Jamoma

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:18

The upcoming version 0.6 of Jamoma enables model-view-controller separation in Max. The novel features that Jamoma 0.6 enables will be presented in a paper at the joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference in Athens, Greece. A demo session will further exemplify the many benefits of MVC separation in Max using Jamoma 0.6.

T. Lossius, T. de la Hogue, P. Baltazar, T. Place, N. Wolek & J. Rabin (2014): Model-View-Controller separation in Max using Jamoma. Proceedings of the joint 40th International Computer Music Conference & 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Athens.

T. Lossius, N. Wolek, T. de la Hogue & P. Baltazar (2014): Demo: Using Jamama’s MVC features to design an audio effect interface. Proceedings of the joint 40th International Computer Music Conference & 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Athens.

Alpha versions of Jamoma 0.6 are currently available.

 

Paper: Model-View-Controller separation in Max using Jamoma

by Trond Lossius (BEK), Theo de la Hogue (GMEA), Pascal Baltazar (L’Arboretum), Tim Place (74objects LLC), Nathan Wolek (Stetson University) and Julien Rabin (GMEA)

Absctract

The Model-View-Controller (MVC) software architecture pattern separates these three program components, and is well-suited for interactive applications where flexible human-computer interfaces are required. Separating data presentation from the underlying process enables multiple views of the same model, customised views, synchronisation between views, as well as views that can be dynamically loaded, bound to a model, and then disposed. Jamoma 0.6 enables MVC separation in Cycling’74 Max through custom externals and patching guidelines for developers. Models and views can then be nested for a hierarchal structuring of services. A local preset system is available in all models, along with namespace and services that can be inspected and queried application-wide. This system can be used to manage cues with modular, stringent and transparent handling of priorities. It can also be expanded for inter-application exchange, enabling the distribution of models and views over a network using OSC and Minuit. While this paper demonstrates key principles via simple patchers, a more elaborate demonstration of MVC separation in Max is provided in 1.

Demo: Using Jamama’s MVC features to design an audio effect interface

by Trond Lossius (BEK), Nathan Wolek (Stetson University), Theo de la Hogue (GMEA) and Pascal Baltazar (L’Arboretum)

Absctract

The Model-View-Controller (MVC) software architecture pattern separates these three program components, and is well-suited for interactive applications where flexible human-computer interfaces are required. Separating data presentation from the underlying process enables multiple views of the same model, customised views, synchronisation between views, and views that can be dynamically loaded, repurposed, and disposed.

The use of MVC is widespread in web applications, but is far less common in interactive computer music programming environments. Jamoma 0.6 enables MVC separation in Cycling’74 Max, as presented in 1. This demonstration will examine the development of a multi-band equaliser using these recent additions to Jamoma. This review of the design process will serve to highlight many of the benefits of MVC separation.

Time and place:
  • The joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference, Athens, Greece - 14/09/2014 to 20/09/2014

The SpatDIF library – Concepts and Practical Applications in Audio Software

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:14

Jan Schacker, Chikashi Miyama and Trond Lossius will present a poster at the joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference in Athens, Greece. The paper presents recent development of a `libspatdif’ C/C++ software library for SpatDIF, the Spatial Sound Description Interchange Format, as well as prototype implementations in Max, Pure Data and OpenFrameworks making use of the library.

The paper is available for download here.

The SpatDIF library – Concepts and Practical Applications in Audio Software

by Jan C. Schacher (Zurich University of the Arts Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology ICST), Chikashi Miyama (University of Music, Cologne Studio for Electronic Music) and Trond Lossius (BEK).

Abstract

The development of SpatDIF, the Spatial Sound Description Interchange Format, continues with the implementation of concrete software tools. In order to make SpatDIF usable in audio workflows, two types of code implementations are developed. The first is the C/C++ software library `libspatdif’, whose purpose is to provide a reference implementation of SpatDIF. The class structure of this library and its main components embodies the principles derived from the concepts and specification of SpatDIF. The second type of tool are specific implementations in audio programming environments, which demonstrate the methods and best-use practices for working with SpatDIF. Two practical scenarios demonstrates the use of an external in MaxMSP and Pure Data as well as the implementation of the same example in a C++ environment. A short-term goal is the complete implementation of the existing specification within the library. A long-term perspective is to develop additional extensions that will further increase the utility of the SpatDIF format.

Time and place:
  • The joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference, Athens, Greece - 14/09/2014 to 20/09/2014

ATK Reaper: The Ambisonic Toolkit as JSFX plugins

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 08:12

Trond Lossius and Joseph Anderson will present a poster at the joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference in Athens, Greece. The paper presents a port of the Ambisonic Toolkit as a series of plugins for the Reaper DAW. ATK for Reaper brings both a comprehensive composition workflow model, the sound-field sound-image paradigm, and a set of versatile tools for working with Ambisonics to the DAW environment.

ATK Reaper: The Ambisonic Toolkit as JSFX plugins

by Trond Lossius (BEK) and Joseph Anderson (DXARTS, University of Washington)

Abstract

While there is a well-established workflow for stereo production in DAWs, options have been more limited when working with Ambisonics. The Ambisonic Toolkit (ATK) brings together a number of tools and transforms for working with first order Ambisonic surround sound, and includes intriguing possibilities for spatial soundfield imaging. These tools have previously only been available for public release via the SuperCollider real-time processing environment.

Cockos Reaper is a reasonably priced and flexible DAW, popular among many composers and sonic artists working with spatial sound. Reaper’s versatile design conveniently supports the ATK’s Ambisonic workflow model. Using the JSFX text-based scripting language, the ATK has now been ported to plugins for Reaper; these include intuitive graphical user interfaces.

Time and place:
  • The joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference, Athens, Greece - 14/09/2014 to 20/09/2014

Frank Wefers: Fast convolution for auralization and Virtual Reality

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 02:51
Date:  Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom, Rm 217 Event Type:  Guest Lecture This talk summarizes the state-of-the-art in fast convolution and discusses computationally efficient implementations of FIR filters. These techniques are optimized for low latencies, time-varying filters and often multiple inputs and outputs. The talk discusses algorithms suited for these particular purposes, ranging from short to very long filters --- from binaural synthesis with head-related impulse responses to artificial reverberation with room impulse responses. Different hardware platforms are addressed: mobile devices, general-purpose processors (CPUs) and graphic processors (GPUs). 

Full abstract:
Open to the Public

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Hongchan Choi: Collaborative Musicking on the Web - Thesis Defense

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 21:10
Date:  Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Colloquium

What if there is a music making platform that allows you to create, edit and share the music with others no matter where or when? What if the system is as easy as visiting a web page? What if there is “Google Doc” for music?

This dissertation probes the potential of collaborative musicking using the web browser and cloud computing, and introduces a novel software framework, the Web Audio API eXtension (WAAX), that facilitates and supports the development of web music applications as well as various collaborative music creation scenarios.

FREE Open to the Public

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b-Open @ BEK

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 15:19

You can enjoy works by 4 different artists at BEK this weekend. We are open both Saturday and Sunday 12 – 16, and exhibit Stian Remviks multi-animation Naboer, 3 works-in-progress by Birk Nygaard, documentation of works by Marieke Verbiesen, and we also show Elisabeth Færøy Lunds music video The Clinch.
If you’re out enjoying the Bergen Kulturnatt on Friday, you can visit us from 6PM for a sneak peek.

Birk Nygaard

Stian Remvik

Marieke Verbiesen

Elisabeth Færøy Lund

Time and place:
  • BEK - 13/09/2014 12:00
  • BEK - 14/09/2014 12:00

'The Iron Ring' by Cecilia Jonsson

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 18:41

http://v2.nl/publishing/the-iron-ring

V2_ presents an e-book about the art project ‘The Iron Ring’ by Cecilia Jonsson. With an extensive visual essay reporting on the seven chronological steps that were required to create an iron ring out of 24kg of grass harvested from the acidic river banks of a landscape in Spain severely transformed by opencast mining, and a text discussing the project from an environmental-philosophical perspective.

Educational experience opportunity

Are you considering the possibility of a career in teaching? Want some experience to add to your CV? There is an opportunity for a well-motivated student who might be considering a career in musical education to work on musical themes with a class of 4 year olds (14 in total) for an hour a week every week through to Christmas. The school is in Kilby (a small village just to the south of Leicester. Some payment may be available plus expenses. If you are interested, please contact Simon Atkinson in the first instance satkinson@dmu.ac.uk (SA 10.9)
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