Sound and music computing

Creating a Computational Architecture of Group dynamics for Socially Aware Systems

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - 40 min 38 sec ago

Time: Fri 2015-03-06 15.00 - 17.00

Location: TMH, Room Fantum, 5th floor, Lindstedtsvägen 24

Type of event: Seminars

Guests during Out of Hours in Queen's

Advice for students bringing guests into Queen's' Creative Recording Studios (CTS) during Out-of-Hours

For Health and Saftey requirements regarding the the CTS in Queen's, all students
who are planning to bring in guests (e.g. members of a band or their own band,
guests of DemonFM, etc.) to record in the CTS during 'Out-of-Hours' must advise Security
24 hours in advance, that guests will be working in the pre-booked studio(s).

This can be done by sending an email to Security. The student who has made the booking on the booking system must keep a record of the names of each guest including phone numbers and email addresses.

Before the start of the session all guests have to be registered at Security (Estates Building) handing in a paper listing the required details, including the room number of the studio(s) they are working in and an expected time of departure.

At the end of a session Security must be informed that all guests have vacated the building. The latter can be done using the phone at the rear entrance to Queen's.

In case of questions, please get in touch with one of the technical demonstrators in either Queen's (Q1.38) or Clephan (CL00.06) or via email (audiotech).

Sound Classification by Prof. Dan Ellis (Columbia)

CCRMA-Stanford University - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 21:15
Date:  Fri, 03/13/2015 - 11:00am - 12:30pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar Dan Ellis will be talking about environmental sound classification.  More details to follow.

Dan sits at the intersection of speech, music, machine learning, and perception. He has many interesting things to say about all those topics, and their intersection. FREE Open to the Public

SMC Researchers participate in ESART Forum in Castelo Branco

SMC Group, INESC Porto - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:46
Matthew Davies, Gilberto Bernardes, Georges Sioros and Diogo Cocharro participate in “Composing by Listening, Learning & Remixing” session in the ESART Forum at IPCB, 25th February, 2015.

New Door Lock for Sound Booths

The door to the sound booths in Queen's (Q1.06) has a new Salto lock.
Please update your access card at an online card reader!
These can be found among others at the rear entrance to Queen's, main access door to the CTS (between 1.26 and 1.27), main entrance to PACE, entrance to the MTI basement, Clephan 00.16. Please be also aware that you will need a valid booking for one of the booths.
Should your card not work after having updated it at an online reader AND you have a valid booking, please see one of the technicians in either Queen's (Q1.38) or Clephan (00.06) or get in touch by email or phone (see The Technicians on the MTI intranet).
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IRCAM - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 13:02

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CNMAT Users Group Presents: Dana Jessen, David Wegehaupt, and Jeff Anderle

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 01:17
Start: 2015-03-08 20:00 End: 2015-03-08 22:00

Soutenance de thèse de Jules Françoise

IRCAM - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 00:00

"Motion-Sound Mapping by Demonstration". Mercredi 18 mars à 14h30

Jules Françoise soutiendra en anglais sa thèse de doctorat, réalisée à l'Ircam au sein de l'équipe Interaction Son Musique Mouvement.

Jury

Frédéric Bevilacqua, Directeur de thèse, IrcamThierry Artières, Directeur de thèse, professeur à l'UPMC et Université d'Aix Marseille)Thierry Dutoit, Rapporteur, Professeur à l'Université de MonsMarcelo Wanderley, Rapporteur, Professeur à l'Université McGill, MontréalCatherine Achard, Examinatrice, Maître de Conférences à l'UPMC (ISIR)Olivier Chapuis, Examinateur, Chargé de recherche à l'Université Paris-Sud, OrsayRebecca Fiebrink, Examinatrice, Lecturer at Goldsmith University of LondonSergi Jordà, Examinateur, Professeur à l'Université Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Résumé "Apprentissage des Relations entre Mouvement et Son par Démonstration"

Le design du mapping (ou couplage) entre mouvement et son est essentiel à la création de systèmes interactifs sonores et musicaux. Cette thèse propose une approche appelée mapping par démonstration qui permet aux utilisateurs de créer des interactions entre mouvement et son par des exemples de gestes effectués pendant l'écoute. L'approche s'appuie sur des études existantes en perception et cognition sonore, et vise à intégrer de manière plus cohérente la boucle action-perception dans le design d'interaction. Le mapping par démonstration est un cadre conceptuel et technique pour la création d'interactions sonores à partir de démonstrations d'associations entre mouvement et son. L'approche utilise l'apprentissage automatique interactif pour construire le mapping à partir de démonstrations de l'utilisateur.

En s'appuyant sur des travaux récents en animation, en traitement de la parole et en robotique, nous nous proposons d'exploiter la nature générative des modèles probabilistes, de la reconnaissance de geste continue à la génération de paramètres sonores. Nous avons étudié plusieurs modèles probabilistes, à la fois des modèles instantanés (Modèles de Mélanges Gaussiens) et temporels (Modèles de Markov Cachés) pour la reconnaissance, la régression, et la génération de paramètres sonores. Nous avons adopté une perspective d'apprentissage automatique interactif, avec un intérêt particulier pour l'apprentissage à partir d'un nombre restreint d'exemples et l'inférence en temps réel. Les modèles représentent soit uniquement le mouvement, soit intègrent une représentation conjointe des processus gestuels et sonores, et permettent alors de générer les trajectoires de paramètres sonores continûment depuis le mouvement.

Nous avons exploré un ensemble d'applications en pratique du mouvement et danse, en design d'interaction sonore, et en musique. Nous proposons deux approches pour l'analyse du mouvement, basées respectivement sur les modèles de Markov cachés et sur la régression par modèles de Markov. Nous montrons, au travers d'un cas d'étude en Tai Chi, que les modèles permettent de caractériser des séquences de mouvements entre plusieurs performances et différents participants. Nous avons développé deux systèmes génériques pour la sonification du mouvement. Le premier système permet à des utilisateurs novices de personnaliser des stratégies de contrôle gestuel de textures sonores, et se base sur la régression par mélange de Gaussiennes. Le second système permet d'associer des vocalisations à des mouvements continus. Les deux systèmes ont donné lieu à des installations publiques, et nous avons commencé à étudier leur application à la sonification du mouvement pour supporter l'apprentissage moteur.

  • Date : mercredi 18 mars, 14h30
  • Lieu : Ircam, salle Stravinsky
  • Entrée libre dans la limite des places disponibles

LLEAPP Festival, March 4 - 6th 2015



PACE, Phoenix Café Bar & Leicester Hackspace
LLEAPP (Laboratory for Laptop and Electronic Audio Performance Practice) is a collective of musician-researchers based in Edinburgh. It is run on the basis of a 3-day practice-led symposium, discussing tactics and strategies for collaborative play, a series of open rehearsals, and finishes with a performance each day.LLEAPP started in 2009 at the University of Edinburgh, has since been held at different universities across the UK, and is being hosted this year by De Montfort University, Leicester.Among featured guests will be Hong Kong-based Takuro Lippit (aka DJ Sniff), a turntablist working in the field of improvised and experimental music; cellist and string arranger Audrey Riley whose work ranges from The Smiths to the Merce Cunningham Dance Company; Swedish noise artist Max Wainwright; mobile artist Steranko; and John Richards with members of the Dirty Electronics Ensemble.



LLEAPP all participants: Owen Green, Taku Lippit, Max Wainwright, Steve Jones, J Richards, Amit Patel, Jim Frize, Sam Topley, Audrey Riley Schedule
Wednesday 4th March 2015 13:00 -14:00 – Seminar with Takuro Lippit + Owen Green (University of Edinburgh) MTIRL, Clephan Building14:00 -18:00 – Open rehearsals in the PACE Studio 119:00 – Concert 1, PACE Studio 1 (all LLEAPP)
Thursday 5th March 20159:00 -12:00 – Breadboard Workshop with Jim Frize (Sonodrome) + DMU students at Leicester Hackspace (meet PACE @ 9.00 am)9:00 -15:00 – Open rehearsals PACE Studio 1, DMU (LLEAPP)21:00 - 21:30 – Q&A with Jenny Walklate + LLEAPP musicians + The Real Junk Food Project, Leicester in the Phoenix Café Bar.21.30 - late – Concert 2, feat DJ Sniff + Breadboard Workshop + LLEAPP musiciansin the Phoenix Café Bar.
Friday 6th March 20159.00 - LLEAPP get-in/rehearse PACE Studio 110:30 - 12:00 – Open rehearsals/workshop (MUST1008). Mobile music feat Steranko, Dushume, DMU students, PACE Studio 112.00 - 13.00 Pay-As-You-Feel Food provided by The Real Junk Food Project, Leicester on the PACE Mezzanine.13:00 - 14:30 – Lunchtime Concert 3, PACE Studio 1 + mobile music performances 14:30 - 15:00 – Breakdown17:00 - Social

Links
Leicester Hackspace is a venue for makers of digital, electronic, mechanical and creative projects. http://leicesterhackspace.org.uk/The Real Junk Food Project is a pioneering UK movement that re-purposes food thrown away by supermarkets. http://www.therealjunkfoodproject.co.ukFor further information and details of featured artists, please contact Steve Jones at steve@amancalledadam.com Jack Richardson jack.richardson@dmu.ac.uk or John Richards jrich@dmu.ac.uk

ASEF Fellowship Program for research visits to U.S. universities

FRI - News and Events - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 00:00

The American Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF) fellowship program offers funding for a 10 week summer research visit to a U.S. university or research institution. Financial support allows talented students to focus on their research and realize their full potential.

Xavier Serra - Music Information Retrieval from a Multicultural Perspective

CCRMA-Stanford University - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 22:59
Date:  Mon, 04/06/2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom Event Type:  Guest Colloquium Music is a universal phenomenon that manifests itself in every cultural context with a particular personality and the technologies supporting music have to take into account the specificities that every musical culture might have. This is particularly evident in the field of Music Information Retrieval, in which we aim at developing technologies to analyse, describe and explore any type of music. From this perspective we started the project CompMusic (http://compmusic.upf.edu) in which we focus on a number of MIR problems through the study of five music cultures: Hindustani (North India), Carnatic (South India), Turkish-makam (Turkey), Arab-Andalusian (Maghreb), and Beijing Opera (China). FREE Open to the Public

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2015 Electronic Music Midwest Call for Submissions

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Sun, 03/01/2015 - 21:48

Lewis University and Kansas City Kansas Community College are pleased to announce an international call for submissions for the Electronic Music Midwest Festival, featuring guest performer Keith Benjamin (trumpet), to be held November 19-21, 2015 at Kansas City Kansas Community College. Each concert will feature an 8.1 speaker diffusion system. Acclaimed trumpeter, Keith Benjamin, will be the featured performer and composers are encouraged to submit works for his consideration. Any composer regardless of region, age or nationality may submit one work.

Deadline: May 20, 2015
Entry Fee: none

For complete guidelines, visit http://www.emmfestival.org/data/callforsubmissions.html

VELA 6911 - A MULTIMEDIA PIECE BY VICTOR GAMA

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 20:25
Date:  Fri, 03/06/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  Dinkelspiel Auditorium Event Type:  Concert

VELA 6911

A MULTIMEDIA PIECE BY CCRMA VISITING ARTIST VICTOR GAMA

with

THE STANFORD NEW ENSEMBLE

JINDONG CAI - CONDUCTOR
VICTOR GAMA - ACRUX, TOHA, DINO, COMPOSITION, VIDEO DAVID GRUNZWEIG TOHA
CHRIS CHAFE - CELETO
JOHN GRANDZOW - DAXOPHONE
ALISON RUSH - CETACANT
ALVARO BARBOSA - RADIAL STRING CHIMES
DAVID KERR - VIDEO TECHNOLOGY

FREE FOR SUID HOLDERS

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A Supersonic Bing Thing - CCRMA in the Bing Studio

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 19:22
Date:  Fri, 03/13/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Date:  Sat, 03/14/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  Bing Studio Event Type:  Concert Please join us for two concerts of 3D audio multichannel immersive music at the Bing Concert Hall Studio Space. We will deploy our 24.8 sound system for a selection of pieces from CCRMA and around the world. Exact program details for each night will be confirmed soon -

Works by:

Joseph Anderson
Natasha Barrett
Jonty Harrison
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano
Ivan Naranjo
... and more
FREE Open to the Public

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Instruments of a time: modular analog synthesizers

Phonos project - UPF - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:42
Series: Thursday, 2015, March 5 - 19:00

INSTRUMENTS OF A TIME: MODULAR ANALOG SYNTHESIZERS

5/3/2015 - 19:00h

Museu de la Música de Barcelona - L'Auditori

C/ Lepant, 150, 2a planta

Barcelona

Free admission. Reservations must be done at reservesmuseu@auditori.cat

 

In the context of the exhibition "Phonos, 40 years of electronic music in Barcelona" we will offer a special session around modular analog synthesizers, showing the creative possibilities of the RSF Kobol synthesizer, a device that is part of the exhibition.

The session, done in collaboration with the Museu de la Música de Barcelona and the Mutek festival, shows different works done with this synthesizer. The program includes:

    - Introduction and demo of RSF Kobol, by Perfecto Herrera, researcher at the Music Technology Group and teacher at ESMUC.

    - Presentation of the piece Kobol-acid-inflatable-jump, by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros.

    - Presentation of the work of Stephanie AA, winner of the artistic residency Mutek-Phonos.

    - Guided tour of the exhibition.

with the support of:

Museu de la Música de Barcelona Festival Mutek Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra

 

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The Extensions of Many: Seminars on Media Aesthetics part 3

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 22:32

Throughout March, BEK is organising a series of seminars
exploring the ambiguity of the notion of media from an aesthetic and technological perspective.

Download full program in PDF
The themes range from sonic art and theory of rhythm, through the emergence of narratives about multimedia systems in the amalgam of library science and peace activism, to a relation between early video art and ecological crisis. The speakers include Ina Blom, Florian Cramer, Knut Ove Eliassen, Olga Goriunova, Aud Sissel Hoel, Eleni Ikoniadou, and Femke Snelting. The series is programmed by Dusan Barok, founding editor of Monoskop.org currently based in Bergen, in collaboration with BEK, and held at Hordaland kunstsenter. This last event is taking place on March 25.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 18:30, HKS

Florian Cramer – Talking Past Each Other. On the Word Combinatorics of “Post”, “Media”, “Digital” and “Internet”

What makes the contemporary terms “post-media”, “no media”, “post-internet” etc. so confusing is their reference to greatly different, sometimes unrelated notions of “medium” and “media” that have historically coexisted in the arts and the humanities. The term “post-media”, for example, had two independent coinages and resulting different meanings, one in art criticism and another one in media philosophy. Now that art critical, media theoretical and continental philosophical debates are converging in new constellations and practices, concepts and terminology often get conflated without everyone being aware of it. This lecture will attempt to cut through the mess.

Florian Cramer, reader for new media and their impact on art and design at Creating 010/Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. Recent publications: Anti-Media. Ephemera on Speculative Arts (NAi 010 Publishers, 2013), What Is Post-Digital?, A Peer-Review Journal About (2014), http://www.aprja.net/?p=1318.

Olga Goriunova – Digital Subjects and the Questions of the Real

Whereas plastic was once imagined not only as a medium to artistically explore but also a social programme of revolutionary nature, plastic bags, toothbrushes, rubber ducks and other plastic debris are now the basis for the Pacific Trash Vortex, a major threat to marine and consequentially human life, a condition which cannot be simply described as ‘postplastic’. Analogically, instead of focusing on the questions raised by the current accounts of postmedia, I suggest to take a materialist approach to understand the nature of the multiple relations that arise within the thick distance between subjects and their data, digital objects, social media performances and other computational debris. When various kinds of data are pulled together to create forms of digital subjectivity, often proclaimed to be indexically linked to subjects, whether psychoanalytic, demographic or Foucauldian, it is exactly these forms of connection, change and continuity that don’t only indicate disciplinary frictions, but also raise the questions of political character, as well as the questions of what constitutes the real for all the parties involved.

Olga Goriunova is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. She recently published an edited volume Fun and Software: Exploring Pleasure, Pain and Paradox in Computing (Bloomsbury, 2014), that attempts to salvage some breathing space in what appears to be a monolithic neoliberal neo-Kantian metacomputational narrative. She is a co-editor of Computational Culture, a journal of software studies (http://computationalculture.net). She once made the Suicide Letter Wizard for Microsoft Word, and is now working on the questions of digital subjectivity, social media images, idiocy and nonsense, as well as the explorations of the limits in both ethico-aesthetic and ecological terms.

Knut Ove Eliassen – Aesthetic Technologies

The term “electronic arts” long had the ring to it of an oxymoron or a catachresis – a figure of speech that brings together contradictory elements or terms that belongs two distinctly different spheres. Due to the development over the last decades of disciplines such as media archaeology, digital humanities, ludology, archive aesthetics, computer culture, and the like, it has become much of a truism that the arts are not merely neutral media of expression but that aesthetic objects have always been imbued with technology. But then again, what does this imply? And what are the consequences? Taking as my starting point the media aesthetics developed in the wake of the work of German media scholar and historian Friedrich Kittler, I will give an overview of the major positions of the so-called Berliner Schule and discuss what I consider its major contribution to the study of aesthetics.

Knut Ove Eliassen is a professor in comparative literature at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim. With a background in history of ideas and philosophy he has published on 20th century French philosophy, aesthetics, media archeology and the literature and philosophy of the Enlightenment. He has also translated Michel Foucault, Friedrich Kittler, and Jean Baudrillard.

Time and place:
  • HKS - 25/03/2015 18:30

Advanced Topics in Video Game Audio: Leonard J. Paul

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 20:27
Date:  Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom Event Type:  Guest Lecture Composer, Sound Designer and Educator Leonard J. Paul visits CCRMA to present his work with procedural audio, generative music systems and Pure Data in the context of developing innovative audio and music systems for gaming. 

Bring your lunch and learn more about how interactive audio and music programming skills can be put to use in the world of game audio and music.

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FREE Open to the Public

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Internal Research Colloquium: Jonathan Abel; Kurt James Werner and Vaibhav Nangia; Romain Michon and Ge Wang

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 02:24
Date:  Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom (Room 217) Event Type:  Internal Colloquium Please join us for conference-style presentations from Jonathan Abel; Kurt James Werner and Vaibhav Nangia; and Romain Michon and Ge Wang!

Mr. Cable's Low-Fi Reverberator
by Jonathan Abel

A computational structure capable of producing distorted, pitch manipulated reverberation is described.  The distortion is virtually free of intermodulation products, making it appropriate for use with material having dense harmonies.   The pitch manipulation permits large pitch shifts as well as a kind of scrambling of the frequency axis, including an effect similar to pitch inversion.  Sound examples, including distorted room and spring reverberation, two-octave pitch shifting and an inverted guitar, are presented FREE Open to the Public

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Séminaire Recherche et création

IRCAM - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 00:00

Trois séances dédiées à la présentation de projets de résidence en recherche artistique. Les 9, 16 et 23 mars

Séances Mars 2015 Lundi 9 mars

José Miguel Fernandez. Séminaire de sortie de résidence recherche artistique au sein de l'équipe MuTant (projet INEDIT) : "Étude de l'écriture de l'interaction et synchronisation en musiques mixtes".

Lundi 16 mars

Geof Holbrook présente son projet de résidence recherche artistique au sein de l'équipe Représentations musicales : "Toward a GA-oriented composition environment".

Lundi 23 mars

Juan Arroyo présente son projet de résidence de recherche artistique au sein de l'équipe Acoustique intrumentale. "Autour de l'écriture d'un quatuor à cordes hybrides".

  • Lieu : Ircam, salle Stravinsky, 12h-13h
  • Entrée libre dans la limite des places disponibles
  • Contact : paola.palumbo(at)ircam.fr

Cultural Exchanges Festival - tickets for concerts

Tickets for events which can form part of term 2 concert reports (MUST1009, MUST2003 etc.) are FREE for all MTI students. This applies to two concerts - Wednesday (Annette Vande Gorne) and Thursday (Philip Mead) - evenings in Pace 1 - check the Festival programme for details. Please email Simon Emmerson (s.emmerson@dmu.ac.uk) to reserve a (free) ticket. You can turn up at the door but I cannot guarantee you will get in if the hall is full ... so book ahead please! Note: Monday's Intermedial Performance event in Trinity House can be part of a concert report but is free anyway - so book through the box office in the normal way for that. [SE 19.02]
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