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Defining Poor-Pitch Singing: A Problem of Measurement and Sensitivity

Music perception - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:53
Simone Dalla Bella
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Issue 3, Page 272-282, February 2015.
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Theoretical Perspectives on Singing Accuracy: An Introduction to the Special Issue on Singing Accuracy (Part 1)

Music perception - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:53
Peter Q. Pfordresher, Steven M. Demorest, Simone Dalla Bella, Sean Hutchins, Psyche Loui, Joanne Rutkowski and Graham F. Welch
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Issue 3, Page 227-231, February 2015.
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Methodological Perspectives on Singing Accuracy: An Introduction to the Special Issue on Singing Accuracy (Part 2)

Music perception - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:53
Steven M. Demorest, Peter Q. Pfordresher, Simone Dalla Bella, Sean Hutchins, Psyche Loui, Joanne Rutkowski and Graham F. Welch
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Issue 3, Page 266-271, February 2015.
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Table of Contents

Music perception - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:53
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Issue 3, Page ii, February 2015.
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The Relationship Between Children’s Use of Singing Voice and Singing Accuracy

Music perception - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:53
Joanne Rutkowski
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Issue 3, Page 283-292, February 2015.
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Music perception - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:53
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Issue 3, Page C1-C2, February 2015.
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Front Matter

Music perception - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:53
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Issue 3, Page i-iv, February 2015.
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A Dual-Stream Neuroanatomy of Singing

Music perception - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:53
Psyche Loui
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Issue 3, Page 232-241, February 2015.
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Back Matter

Music perception - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:53
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Issue 3, Page 303-311, February 2015.
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Symbolic and Motor Contributions to Vocal Imitation in Absolute Pitch

Music perception - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 18:53
Sean Hutchins, Stefanie Hutka and Sylvain Moreno
Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Volume 32, Issue 3, Page 254-265, February 2015.
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RAPID-MIX kickoff meeting held successfully in Barcelona

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 12:23

The newly started European Innovation Action

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International Web Audio Conference

IRCAM - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 00:00

Comprendre les enjeux pour les technologies audio et la recherche musicale du navigateur web. Les conférences sont en ligne !

Get your Dissertation or Extended Report Sorted

Working on your dissertation or extended report and need to get it sorted?  Then please join CLaSS for this free student conference.  Open to all students.
Wednesday 25th February 20159am-1pm in the Hugh Aston Building 3.03The Conference includes:Keynote presentation:  D for Dissertation: ‘Dread’, ‘Deliberate’, ‘Delay’, ‘Damn!’, Deadly’, ‘Determined’, ‘Done!’, ‘Delighted’
  • Dr Debbie LePlay, Head of Quality in the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities
  • Choice of two workshops from:  Finding excellent research, How to write a literature review, Developing a convincing argument, Writing when you don’t want to write, Structuring your dissertation or extended report, How to sound critical in your writing
  • ‘Ask the Marker Panel’:  Your chance to ask questions of dissertation module leaders from a range of subjects about what makes excellent work
Refreshments will be provided.
To book a place, please go to: by the ‘Centre for Learning and Study Support’Library and Learning Services

Internal Research Colloquium: Jimmy Tobin, Iran Roman, John Chowning

CCRMA-Stanford University - Sat, 02/07/2015 - 20:59
Date:  Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom (Room 217) Event Type:  Internal Colloquium Please join us for conference-style presentations from Jimmy Tobin and Iran Roman about their work in the Neuromusic lab, and a presentation from John Chowning (abstract below).

Jimmy Tobin - "Short-term neuroplastic changes associated with learning of novel auditory-motor skills and subsequent sleep measured by electroencephalography (EEG)

Iran Roman - "Identifying ERPs Associated with the Syntactical Meaning of Timbre and Density in Music"

John Chowning - "Video of Johan Sundberg’s demonstration of vocal resonances" FREE Open to the Public

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MuSA 2015

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 17:42

Sixth International Symposium on
Music/Sonic Art: Practices and Theories
MuSA 2015 – Karlsruhe (IMWI)
25-28 June, 2015

Hochschule für Musik, Karlsruhe –
Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Musikinformatik (IMWI)
Am Schloss Gottesaue 7, 76131 Karlsruhe

We are pleased to announce the Sixth International Symposium on Music and Sonic Art: Practices and Theories (MuSA 2015), an interdisciplinary event to be held in Karlsruhe, Germany at the Institut für Musikwissenschaft und Musikinformatik (IMWI) ( MuSA 2015 is also supported by Middlesex University, London. The dates of the Symposium are 25-28 June, 2015.

Proposals for sessions and individual papers for the Sixth International Symposium on Music and Sonic Art: Practices and Theories are invited from academics, independent researchers, practitioners and post-graduate students. Presentation formats include academic research papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion); reports on practice-based/artistic research or educational programmes (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion); and workshops, panel sessions, lecture-demonstrations (30 minutes + 15 minutes for discussion). The Symposium committee encourages presentations in which practice forms an integral part of the research. All proposals will be ‘blind’ peer-reviewed. The Symposium language will be English. Previous themes and topics can be seen at:,,

The principal aim of MuSA 2015 is to advance interdisciplinary investigations in – as well as between – music and sonic art. Following the success of MuSA 2014 in opening up interdisciplinary debate on the role of embodied approaches, MuSA 2015 will continue to probe this research area through the Symposium theme: Exploring embodiment in music and sonic art.

We invite submissions on the following, and other related topics:

  • Body movement and emergence of meaning;
  • Embodied approaches to creativity;
  • Kinematics and haptics as background for music and sonic art research;
  • Gesture and expression;
  • Methods for embodied analysis;
  • Phenomenology of the performing body;
  • The body within socio-cultural contexts of music and sonic art;
  • Pedagogical contexts for embodied approaches to music and sonic art;
  • The body in interpersonal sound-based communication;
  • Ecological, biological, neuroscientific and evolutionary approaches to embodiment;
  • Historical roots of embodied approaches in theory and practice;
  • Technology and embodiment;
  • Artificial intelligence and embodiment;
  • Critical discourses of embodiment in practice and research;
  • Embodied aesthetics;
  • Embodiment in collaborative research;

Other topics that are in line with the Symposium’s broad aim of promoting interdisciplinary research within and across Music and Sonic Art will also be considered.

In addition, MuSA 2015 will devote one day to the specific theme: Re-thinking the Musical Instrument

Within the thriving discipline of musical performance studies, there is a general tendency to speak of ‘the performer’ as an abstract category without taking into account the kind of musical instrument that mediates the act of music making and music as a temporally emergent, sounding phenomenon. In reality, different kinds of musical instruments involve different expressive means (and at times different expressive/artistic aims), engender different phenomenologies of performance making, and generate different kinds of performer identities. The nature of the embodied interaction with different instruments in composition and performance, and the expressive and communicative meanings that emerge as a result of such interaction constitute a largely unexplored research territory.

Some of the topics that will be explored include:

• The acoustical, musical, cultural, symbolic, and ritualistic qualities of musical instruments and the relationships between these (theoretically) distinct kinds of qualities;
• The discourses that exist in relation to musical instruments in different genres, styles and traditions;
• The gestural affordances and ergonomic principles of musical instruments and the musical meanings that emerge as a result of these affordances and principles;
• Performers, improvisers and their instruments: phenomenologies of music making in the context of particular kinds of musical instruments;
• Composer and instruments: the material, acoustical and expressive qualities of instruments and their relationship to musical languages composers create;
• Relationships between creativity in performance, nature of musical interpretation and musical instruments;
• The role of the musical instrument in the creation of musical identities;

We invite proposals on any research area related to the nature and use of western acoustical instruments, traditional ethnic instruments and digital/virtual instruments.

Please submit an abstract of approximately 250-300 words as an e-mail attachment to

Please specify whether you wish your abstract to be considered for the one-day ‘Re-thinking the musical instrument’ event.

As contributions will be ‘blind’ peer-reviewed, please do not include information that might facilitate identification from the abstract. In addition, please include separately the name(s) of the author(s), institutional affiliation (if any) and short biography (approximately 100 words). Deadline for the receipt of abstracts is Monday, 27 April 2015. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 8 May.

The Symposium fees are: €120 for delegates (day rate: €40), €100 for presenters (day rate: €35), and €60 for students and others who qualify for concessions (day rate: €20).

If additional information is required please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Mine Doğantan-Dack or any member of the symposium committee:

Prof. Dr. Mine Doğantan-Dack (University of Oxford) –

Prof. Dr. Thomas A. Troge (IMWI, Karlsruhe) –

Prof. Dr. Denis Lorrain (IMWI, Karlsruhe) –

Prof. Dr. Paulo Ferreira-Lopes (Universita Cattolica Porto/ HfM-Karlsruhe) –

Prof. Miroslav Spasov (Keele University, Music Department) –

Dr. John Dack (Middlesex University, Art & Design / Science & Technology) –

Adrian Palka (Coventry University) –

Timothy P. Schmele (IMWI, Karlsruhe) –

Administrative support: Gundi Rössler (IMWI, Karlsruhe) –

Call for conributions : OM Composer's Book .3

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 17:40

After the success of the first two volumes of The OM Composer’s Book, a new call for contribution is open for The OM Composer’s Book .3.

Contributions to this volume should consist of 10-20 pages chapters providing the description of a musical work making use of computer-aided composition and OM, highlighting a personal approach to composition using computer tools.

Texts shall be written in English. LaTeX format preferred but MS Word or other standard text processing software formats accepted. It is encouraged to illustrate the discourse with high-quality screen captures and score excerpts.
In order to contribute, please send a chapter proposal (1-2 pages max.) to jean [dot] bresson [at] ircam [dot] fr.

There is no strict deadline for proposals but full texts will be expected by june 2015.

Antescofo. Suivi de partition.

IRCAM - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:00

Stage logiciel. Synchroniser le jeu instrumental avec l'électronique. 6 & 7 mars

Séminaire MaMux

IRCAM - Fri, 02/06/2015 - 00:00

Séance articulée autour du nouveau livre de Tom Johnson "Other Harmony: Beyond Tonal and Atonal". 6 mars à 14h30

Maia Urstad at Barents Spektakel

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 23:08

The last two weeks, Maia Urstad has been in BEKs sound studio, preparing for the Barents Spektakel. Radio Barents – a radio performance is an 8-channel musical piece for portable radios, where performers move around and among the audience, carrying the sound, to make an ever changing sound atmosphere.

[extract from the Barents Spektakel Program]

A radio performance by Maia Urstad (NO)
Saturday 11:00 – 12:00
Are you on FM or AM?

A kitchen-radio is the most accessible machine to travel in time and space. “Hello, this is Munich FM 90,3” Turn the wheel back and we are two hours further in Moscow. Spending time with a radio means to discover languages we`ve never heard, information we`ll never understand, voices we`ll never meet, discussions we’ll never join.

Who listens to FM and who prefers AM? Is a radio a one-sided information tool or is it used for two-way communication?

The audio and visual artist, Maia Urstad, travels all over the world to catch the sound of radios, transmitters, radio amateurs and operators. In combination with a special technique and 20 performers she presents a site-specific performance for the Norwegian-Russian borderland during Barents Spektakel 2015.

Radio Barents – a radio performance will be performed during the Visual Art Seminar. Open to the public.

Production: Pikene på Broen
Photo: Maia Urstad


Time and place:
  • Thon Hotel, Kirkenes - 07/02/2015 10:00

Stokos, cintes i Reactable

Phonos project - UPF - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 19:52
Series: Sunday, 2015, February 15 - 12:00


Sunday 02/15/2015 - 12: 00 PM

Museu de la Música de Barcelona – L’Auditori
C / Lepant 150, 2nd floor
General admission 7€ (includes museum admission and guided tour at 11am). Tickets at the museum reception.

This concert is part of the series "La Música del Museu" and "Sampler Series" of L’Auditori, dedicated to new music, and it is also part of the activities related to the exhibition "Phonos, 40 years of electronic music in Barcelona".
In this session we will discover and hear some of the instruments that are part of the exhibition: Stokos, RSF Kobol and Reactable. An opportunity to hear in a concert some unique instruments that have been part of the history of Phonos and electronic music in Barcelona.

- Introduction to Stokos IV and presentation of the app 'Stokos virtual'. (Andrés Lewin-Richter, Albert Callejo)
- Espai Sonor IV by Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny. Percussion and electronics. (Pilar Subirà)
- Introduction to RSF Kobol synthesizer and Reactable. (Perfecto Herrera, Sergi Jorda)
- RSF vs. Reactable, digitanalog elecprovisation. (Perfecto Herrera and Sergi Jorda)


with the support of:

Museu de la Música L'Auditori Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra


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