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Concert: Nicola Baroni presents "Zadig: Voltaire meets Kaftka", cello and Hypercello

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:46
Date:  Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert  CCRMA presents Nicola Baroni performing a concert of works on Cello and Hypercello entitled "ZADIG: VOLTAIRE MEETS KAFKA"

Nicola joins us as part of his 2014 tour in the US (New York, Florida, California) with the Italian composer Massimiliano Messieri, in part financed by Italian institutions, and the MASK-association.

Nicola Baroni is a PhD researcher at the University of Edinburgh involved in contemporary music, improvisation and software composition, as well as a cello soloist, teaching Cello in Italy at the Bozen Conservatory.

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Percy Liang: Piano Recital

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:27
Date:  Sat, 04/26/2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert An afternoon of classical piano music by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, and Scriabin performed by assistant professor of computer science, Percy Liang.

Percy Liang is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Stanford University (B.S. from MIT, 2004; Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, 2011). His research focuses on methods for learning richly-structured statistical models from limited supervision, most recently in the context of semantic parsing in natural language processing. He won a best student paper at the International Conference on Machine Learning in 2008, received the NSF, GAANN, and NDSEG fellowships, and is also a 2010 Siebel Scholar. FREE Open to the Public

Computer assisted improvised electroacoustic composition

Phonos project - UPF - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:25
Series: Wednesday, 2014, April 30 - 18:00

"Computer assisted improvised electroacoustic composition" per Eugene Martynec

30.04.2014 - 18.00h Lecture* and 19.30h Concert-improvisation Sala Polivalent UPF Poblenou
C/ Roc Boronat 138
Free admission

Lecture and concert around computer assisted improvisation by the composer Eugene Martynec.

The software instrument that will be shown is a combination of three programs. Midiax running in an Atari emulator uses the mouse buttons and qwerty keys to initiate and transform/interact with midi data in realtime. The sound component relies on a VST host where samplers, synthesisers and effects are grouped into different scenarios or orchestrations.  Additional midi controllers and transformations are policed by Max/MSP.

For the past twenty years Eugene Martynec has been using interactive computer music software for free improvisation and improvised electroacoustic composition. Performances include concerts with The London, Berlin, Amsterdam and Wuppertal Improvisers Orchestras as well as solo and small ensemble work in Europe, China and Canada. Eugene studied electronic music, orchestration and composition at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto under the tutelage of Dr. Samuel Dolin 1970-74. He was awarded composition grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council. CD releases include Silica, Toronto Duets, Barcelona Duets, and unreleased Falling Angels.

with the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
SGAE Fundación Autor   *The lecture will be in English



Roy Pertchik: The Tri-Chromatic Keyboard and the Symmetry of Music

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 17:23
Date:  Wed, 05/14/2014 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Colloquium

A highly symmetrical musical keyboard and a small system of just a few new musical scales provide a powerful way to access a wide variety of musical harmony.  The keyboard is isomorphic, a "6+6" (all half steps), and is marked in 3 groups of diminished 3rd's (the 3 diminished chords.)  A very few scales based on the diminished chords are shown to produce a wide variety of harmony in a controlled way.  A few identities provide "tinker-toy" links between different scales and different keys, and allow for the construction of many familiar chord progressions as well as advanced harmonic substitutions.  The whole system includes binary selections at different levels, offering good handles for interface design.

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3rd-year students: Opportunity to exhibit/perform at St Martin's Square

Recent notice of an opportunity:
"I'm the newly appointed events manager at St Martins Square and Silver Arcade in the City Centre. My job is to increase foot traffic in that part of the city centre. I come from a history of art, music, festivals and events. I don't want to bring people into the area using the usual methods of sales and flyers. I want to use music and art. I also want to offer the students a platform that didn't exist when I was at University. Every year I want to put on a final show for the students to enjoy themselves before they leave.
I already have numerous empty units being taken on by arts and illustration students for exhibitions. I would like to put on one day on Saturday the 21st June in the City Centre, with 3rd-year students to play out their material during this event. We will have a licensed bar, we have a PA, power sources, 10,000 flyers, radio interest from BBC Leicester, coverage from the Mercury.
If you're interested in showcasing your work live in the city centre, then please get in touch with Kev:

Ludger Brümmer: About Spatial Audio - Psychoacoustic facts and the Klangdom Systems at the ZKM|Karlsruhe

CCRMA-Stanford University - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 23:46
Date:  Wed, 04/30/2014 - 5:15pm - 6:45pm Location:  CCRMA Stage, The Knoll Event Type:  Colloquium  The 47 channel Klangdom continuously implemented at the  ZKM|Karlrsuhe (center for art and media)  along with the 50 channel sound Pavilion "the morning line" placed in front of the cubus represent the activity in the field of spatial audio at the ZKM|Institut for Music and acoustic. FREE Open to the Public

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Portrait Concert of Music and Audiovisual Works by Ludger Brümmer

CCRMA-Stanford University - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 23:42
Date:  Tue, 04/29/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage, The Knoll Event Type:  Concert Ludger Brümmer returns to CCRMA to present a selection of works involving multichannel audio and visual projection. 
FREE Open to the Public

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'Wetenschap ontdekt de groove' [Dutch]

In de wetenschapspagina van de Volkskrant van 17 april 2014 verscheen een artikel over funk, groove en wat ritmes spannend maakt.
[See also the Music Matters Blog on this topic]

Photo impressions of Lorentz workshop on Musicality

Photo impression of the NIAS-Lorentz Workshop on Musicality held from 7-11 April 2014 at the Lorentz Center in Leiden, NL.


CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:42
Date:  Sun, 04/20/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Date:  Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA STAGE Event Type:  Concert

We are delighted to present  two concerts by the wonderful JACK Quartet. Comprising violinists Christopher Otto and Ari Streisfeld, violist John Pickford Richards, and cellist Kevin McFarland, JACK is focused on the commissioning and performance of new works. 

Concert 1 takes place on Sunday 20th April at 7:00pm with recent works from their repetoire for string quartet and string quartet with electronics. Concert 2 takes place on Tuesday 22nd April at 7.30pm with new works by Stanford Composers for string quartet and string quartet with electronics.


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Stanford Laptop Orchestra presents: SLOrktastic Chamber Music

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:40
Date:  Thu, 05/01/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert The Stanford Laptop Orchestra (SLOrk) presents new works for electronic chamber music, by members of the SLOrk ensemble and seminar.  You are cordially invited to an evening of new music crafted for laptops, humans, and hemispherical speaker arrays!      SLOrktastic Chamber Music 2014    Thursday May 1st, 8pm | CCRMA Stage    free and open to the public   For details visit:

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The ASIIN agency for quality evaluation paid a visit to UL FRI

FRI - News and Events - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:00

One of UL FRI's strategic goals is also to guarantee greater openness and international recognition. Within the framework of the Quality at the University of Ljubljana programme, where UL had already set out in Strategy 2006-2009 to promote international accreditation of its members and study programmes with the view to ameliorate its quality, monitoring and assurance processes, we applied for an international evaluation of our Faculty and its study programmes.

62nd Seminar FRI:

FRI - News and Events - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:00

On Tuesday, 24 April, 2014 at 12.15 in PR-08, the 62nd seminar FRI will be hosted by the Faculty of Computer and Information science.

François Germain: Towards practical source-independent algorithms using nonnegative matrix factorization

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:28
Date:  Wed, 04/23/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217 Event Type:  Colloquium Limitations of nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF) were recently circumvented through the development of "universal source models" which exploit the similarities inside a given class of sources in order to eliminate the need for user-provided training data. The resulting system is unsupervised from the user perspective which strongly improves its range of practical use. This method was applied to applications such as offline speech enhancement, voice activity detection and singing voice separation. 

Full abstract: Open to the Public

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Information Day for Doctoral Studies in Computer and Information Science

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:00

On Wednesday, 16 April 2014 the Faculty of Computer and Information Science held an Information Day for doctoral studies in computer and information science.

Information Day for Doctoral Studies in Computer and Information Science

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:00

On Wednesday, 16 April 2014 the Faculty of Computer and Information Science held an Information Day for doctoral studies in computer and information science.

»Do pasu v blatu« with Patrick Callaghan from Datasax

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:00

On Thursday, 15 May, 2014 at 6PM the lecture of Patrick Callaghan from Datasax (London) will be hosted in the lecture hall 2.

Information Day for Doctoral Studies in Computer and Information Science

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 23:00

On Wednesday, 16 April 2014 the Faculty of Computer and Information Science held an Information Day for doctoral studies in computer and information science.

AES E-News: April 16, 2014

AES E-News - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 20:27
1. 136th Convention (Berlin)
2. 137th Convention (Los Angeles)
3. Klippel Online Presentations
4. Job Board Update
5. AES Journal April Issue

Competition of Electro-acoustic Composition Destellos 2014

Phonos project - UPF - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 08:45

Phonos Foundation collaborates with the seventh Competition of Electro-acoustic Composition and Acousmatic Music of the Fundación Destellos.

The objectives of this competition are the promotion and development of the artistic creation in relation with new technologies. Phonos will grant one of the second awards.

The call for works is published on the website of Fundación Destellos.


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