Sound and music computing

AGI14 - VIC - KTH Open House

Time: Fri 2014-12-05 15.00 - 19.00

Location: Visualization Studio VIC, KTH

Type of event: Events

Students of Advanced Graphics and Interaction present their projects to an open audience as their final examination in the course.

Trond Lossius at 3,14

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 09:49

October 31. Trond Lossius opens his sound installation “The Place Sound Builds in Passing” in collaboration with Bergen Baroque at the Foundation 3.14 in Vågsbunnen. Recorded audio from different outdoor areas is moved into the gallery and transforms the sonic environment in a room that has its own history, its own soundscape and a distinctive acoustic.

Upcoming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, musicians will perform in the installation, and from November 4. Jeremy Welsh contriutes with his video works.

De senere årene har Trond Lossius gjort lydopptak i ulike utemiljø. Heller enn å være opptak av enkeltlyder og lydkilder, er dette opptak av lydomgivelser, og opptakene gir en fornemmelse av sted. Mange som arbeider med feltopptak fokuserer enten på det urbane, i en forlengelse av en futuristisk ”art of noise” tradisjon, eller gjør opptak i uberørt natur. Trond Lossius sine opptak er hovedsaklig gjort i bydeler og forsteder. Dette er steder som hverken er utpreget urbane eller uberørt natur, men hvor lydbildet i stedet blir en ”skitten” antroposcenisk miks. Opptakene kjennetegnes av auditive fellesnevnere som går igjen fra et sted til et annet, fra en bydel til en annen, og fra et land til et annet. Lydomgivelsenes kvaliteter er mer tidsspesifikke enn geografisk bestemte. Opptakene dokumenterer hvordan lydomgivelsene påvirkes av trafikk og andre kommunikasjonsmidler, og hvordan disse fremkomstmidlene har blitt en grunnleggende premiss for organiseringen av det moderne samfunnet.

Ansvarlige for produksjonen er Bergen Barokk og Trond Lossius som tidligere har samarbeidet i liknende prosjekt, – ”Lines Converging at a Distance”, under jubileet i Håkonshallen i 2011 og i konsertform som ”Brudd. Flate.” under Holbergdagene samme år. Produksjonen skjer i samarbeid med Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen kirkeautunnale og Ekkofestivalen, med støtte fra Bergen kommune, Norsk kulturråd og BEK – Bergen senter for elektronisk kunst.

Trond Lossius på nett

Time and place:
  • 3,14 - 31/10/2014 to 09/11/2014

Interview bij 'Folia maakt kennis' [Dutch]

Op 29 oktober 2014 zendt Folia Radio een interview uit met Henkjan Honing. Aan de orde zullen komen muziek en het brein, muziek als kunstuiting en de positie van de kleine studies en de financiële problemen bij de FGw. Terug te luisteren via foliaweb.nl/radio. Zoe ook foliaweb

Stine Omar and Max Boss at BLOKK

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 20:51

Stine Omar and Max Boss are Berlin based artists creating under the name of Easterjesus Productions in the fields of video art and pop music. At BLOKK they will show their 2014 serial drama Sadness is an Evil Gas Inside of Me surrounded by new works in relation to the Sadness.

Sadness is an Evil Gas Inside of Me premiered in September 2014 in Berlin and since then has been screened at MoMA PS1, NYC and Night Gallery, Los Angeles.

The synchronization of EASTER’s work as both musicians and artists, blurs and questions the boundaries between artists’ video works and traditional music videos.

The inherent reflection of the traditional music video as itself and the blending of genres which nourish their visual canvas, make their work an exercise of postmodernism and an aesthetic innovation at the same time. There are traces of an intricate compound of heterogeneous elements in their videos, such as pop symbolism, surrealistic films, American drama series, advertisements, performance or contemporary dance. The human body works simultaneously as vehicle of their music and as a sensual narcissistic and ambiguous way of seduction. (David Armengou)

Trailer
Info
More info about their work as pop duo EASTER can be found on http://easterjesus.com/

BEK supports the exhibition with equipment.

Time and place:
  • Blokk - 31/10/2014 to 09/11/2014

Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge 2014

SMC Group, INESC Porto - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 14:43
SMC Post-doc Gilberto Bernardes won 2nd prize in the Fraunhofer Portugal Challenge for his PhD Thesis “earGram: Composing Music by Selection”. The Challenge consists in awarding the best ideas based on graduation theses that were developed having ‘Research of Practical Utility’ in mind and that clearly demonstrate a concern with the direct applicability of its results in Industry. Read […]

Noise reduction using artificial auditory neurons

CCRMA-Stanford University - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:14
Date:  Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar Animals throughout the animal kingdom excel at extracting individual sounds from competing background sounds, yet current state-of-the-art signal processing algorithms struggle to process speech in the presence of even modest background noise. Recent psychophysical experiments in humans and electrophysiological recordings in animal models suggest that the brain is adapted to process sounds within a restricted domain of spectro-temporal modulations found in natural sounds. We show how an artificial neural network trained to detect, extract and reconstruct the spectro-temporal features found in speech can significantly reduce the level of the background noise while preserving the foreground speech quality, improving speech intelligibility and automatic speech recognition along the way. FREE Open to the Public

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Make Visuals with a Commodore 64 Workshop

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:27

On Saturday the 4th October, visual Artist Raquel Meyers will show various techniques for using the Commodore 64 for animation and live performance, by using a unique set of tools.

Saturday 4th October
kl 12:00 – 17:00
by Raquel Meyers

Create music and visuals focus on 8 bit aesthetics.
Raquel Meyers will show how to use the famous Commodore 64 for making illustrations, animations and use of live performance.

This workshop teaches you how to use these tools like Ascii and Petscii, languages used on the C64.

The purpose of the workshop is to find new ways of expression in these unique tools that are often misunderstood as limiting and difficult. New ideas don’t require new technologies. In fact, old technologies often spawn new procedures, ideas, styles and goals.

No previous experience is necessary and it is sufficient to bring a standard laptop. The goal of the workshop is that the participants make a music video or a live performance together.

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The workshop is free! To join, send email to marieke@bek.no

The workshop is part of the project Sonic Game Space, supported by Art Counci Norway and Bergen kommune.

Time and place:
  • BEK - 04/10/2014 12:00

Build a CFO Synth Workshop

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:26

On sunday the 5th of October, artist & engineer Jacob Sikker Remin will give a workshop in building your very own synth; the CFO: Cheap, Fat & Open.

Want to build your own synthesizer? This is your chance.! Science Friction have been developing small modular electronic instruments for the last few years and have developed an amazingly powerful, creative tool. Come build one, it is free to attend and does not require any experience (though we need to charge 500kr to cover the cost of the electronics if you build a synthesizer). This is a self-contained instrument that can be played alone, or programmed and encorporated into a broader hardware/software based setup.

CHEAP, FAT and OPEN (CFO) is an open source synthesizer, mixed with a stylophone, a gameboy, a circuit bent toy, and then some software too it is open source and designed to be OPEN and hackable, and therefore the project is inherently messy. you can do a lot of things with CFO, but CFO has a lot of limitations as well. that’s the beauty of it, go with the flow. this is NOT a finished product. many (most) things are still under development, so expect bugs! errors! glitches! — treat them as features ;) or dig the code and change them for the better.

Synthspecs: Monophonic, 3 OSC with 8bit wavetable synthesis, FM, 2 Envelopes, digital filter

The workshop is free, but costs for the CFO synth which you get to keep = 500 NOK

The workshop will end with a collective jamsession, so feel free to bring equipment too!

Workshop from 12:00 to 17:00
with jamsession & pizza afterwords

the CFO homepage

CFO Video Demo

To join, send email to marieke@bek.no

The workshop is part of the project Sonic Game Space, supported by Art Counci Norway and Bergen kommune.

Time and place:
  • BEK - 05/10/2014 12:00

BEK at Ekko — Bergen Electronic Music and Art Festival

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 13:22

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

Concert:
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 by BEK 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 by BEK and produced in collaboration with BEK.

Both commissioned works are supported by Art Council Norway. The premiere concerts are supported by Bergen kommune.

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 produced by Ekko in collaboration with Lydgalleriet, and supported by BEK.

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EKKO FESTIVAL NO. 11
OCTOBER 17th – 25th
ØSTRE – HOUSE FOR SOUND ART AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC IN BERGEN

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.

LINE-UP:
DJ HARVEY (UK)
NILS FRAHM (TY)
BIOSPHERE & SKATEBÅRD (EKKO COMMISSION WORK)
FUTURE BROWN: FATIMA AL QADIRI, NGUZUNGUZU & J-CUSH (US)
SHACKLETON (UK)
FLOATING POINTS (UK)
LUKE ABBOTT (UK)
EVIAN CHRIST (UK)
JAAKKO EINO KALEVI (FIN)
SUZANNE CIANI & NEOTANTRIK (UK/US)
WALLS/ORAM «SOUND HOUSES» (UK)
TARJEI NYGÅRD & ARE FOSS
RROSE (US)
SILJE NES «MIRRORED/MIRROR»
DJ CANDLE IN THE WIND (LIVE) (FIN)
ADMIR KENAN & GRAY CHALK
CAKEWALK & BLANK BLANK
FLØ, RATKJE, RISHAUG, TAFJORD «ANALOGIKK» (BEK COMMISSION WORK)
TM404 (S)
MEIDELL & NYGAARD «DIALOGUES» (BEK COMMISSION WORK)
DRIPPIN
PANDREAS
ANDREW CHRISTOPHER
U-TEQ «ELEKTRODYSSE»
ØDE ØYVIND
LYSGAARD
EKKO DJS
FAXVAAG & VJ BN

FILMS:
«THE DELIAN MODE»
«I DREAM OF WIRES»
«FANTASTIC MAN»

FESTIVAL EXHIBITION:
TWO RUINS «A VOYAGE TO ARCTURUS»
STEPHAN MEIDELL & BIRK NYGAARD «DIALOGUES PROLOGUE»
MARIEKE VERBIESEN «MAYHEM MACHINE»

THE PROGRAMME IS PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH LYDGALLERIET, DOC LOUNGE AND ØSTRE.

For complete artist presentations and the playing schedule visit www.ekko.no
Gallery from Ekko no. 10 on Flickr
https://www.flickr.com/photos/107204461@N02/

Ticket information
Buy tickets here: www.ekko.ticketco.no

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

New season with exciting series »Do pasu v blatu«

FRI - News and Events - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:01

On Thursday, 30 October, 2014 at 5 PM the lecture of Tadej Štajner from TVBeat will be hosted at our new faculty in the lecture hall 1. For attending please sign in on the web page meetup.com.

Air Conditioning Works for Courtyard Studio Starting Nov 3


Emergency work to replace the air conditioning unit for the Courtyard Studio will be taking place next week starting on 3rd November.  There will be some significant noise when some of the work is underway i.e. use of jack hammers to prepare the concrete base for the unit.  This will be in the area near the bike rack.  The noisy element should take 1-2 days. At this point, it looks like we can leave the studio itself available to book and use, but the noise will almost certainly preclude any recording work. Sorry for the short notice.[Bret]

Week 6 Activities

Here are some highlights of Week 6 activities available to MTI/MTP students. Some updates may occur prior to the events, so check back here! Remember in particular our Friday music entrepreneurial session.

Monday Nov 3

Interview workshop 10:00 11:00 Q0.11 Resilience and wellbeing workshop 11:00 13:00 CL1.16 LMS - CV Writing 12:00 13:00 Q0.12 LMS workshop - Making contact with the Film Industry: Placements and Internships 12:00 14:00 CL0.17 LMS - CV Writing 13:00 14:00 Q0.11 LMS workshop - Rachel Gledhill: Human Resources ITV News and Current Affairs 14:00 16:00 Q1.10 WBL - Year 1 placement talk 14:00 16:00 GH3.13 Manic Music Productions Music Industry Seminars: music industry solicitor presenting on music law and careers. Free, but registration required at this Eventbrite link.18:00 21:00 TBA
Tuesday Nov 4

Improve your employability with Linkedin11:0013:00GH3.13Using the Internet to improve your employability10:0011:00GH3.54Finding jobs in the hidden jobs market11:0012:00GH3.54Interview workshop10:0013:00HU3.04LMS workshop - Bauer Media - Getting into the Media 

Do you want a career in the media but don’t know where to start? Are you interested in Journalism, Marketing, Digital or Radio? Bauer Media want to invite you to gain an insight into getting involved in a multi-platform media company. Bauer Media is a UK-based media Group with two main divisions – Magazines (including Grazia, Heat, Kerrang! and Empire) and Radio (including Kiss 100 and Magic 105.4). This session will help you find out more about the roles that exist and give you some top tips on how to kick start a career in media. If you have questions about what experience you need, how to break in to the industry or just want to hear about what each role entails, then come along to this fantastic event with the people who have been there and done that across Bauer’s Magazines and Radio Stations. The sessions must be booked in advance, using this link, using this link.11:0013:00HA2.08Placements11:0012:00Q0.12Bauer Media - Getting into the Media (reprise of the 11:00 workshop described above)13:3015:00HA2.08Interview workshop14:0017:00CL0.17LMS workshop - CV writing14:0015:00Q0.15
Wednesday Nov 5

Leicester Media School Launch Celebration:
13.45 — Official Opening, Bede Island, DMU campus (pre-booking required and now closed)
14:00 — Special guest lecture by Terry Bamber (pre-booking required and now closed)15:00-16:00 — LMS showcase from staff and students in Queens and Bede Island, open to all!

Thursday Nov 6

Personal Tutor Meetings (details to be emailed separately)

Friday Nov 7
Personal Tutor Meetings (details to be emailed separately)

MTI Alumni/Entrepreneurial session – 14:00-16:00 – CL0.17

UK Young Artists Festival — various free events all day around Leicester, including:
Joe Snape – Lärmlicht #5 – PACE Building 5.30pm and 9.30pm

Saturday Nov 8

More UK Young Artists Festival

Prof. Simon Carlile on Binaural Representations

CCRMA-Stanford University - Sat, 10/25/2014 - 15:24
Date:  Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar How is binaural hearing processed and represented in the brain? We have an almost magical ability to perceive the location of sounds. We know the basic cues (interaural level differences, and interaural time differences) but how does the eventual location get represented? Conventional wisdom is that is represented along a linear axis. But could it be represented a different way? I dare say that perceptual representations are the biggest piece of the neurological puzzle that we are missing….

Who: Prof. Simon Carlile (University of Sydney)
What: Six degrees of spatial separation - The portal for auditory perception
When: Friday October 31, 2014
Where: CCRMA Seminar Room (Top Floor of the Knoll at Stanford)

Open to the Public

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Arduino workshop - Sign Up Now

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 13:15

Søren Andreasen will hold an Arduino workshop at BEK. The workshop fee is 500,- NOK, for this you get an Arduino Uno Kit to work on. New dates for the workshop is 24. NOV – 28. NOV. Beginners from Monday 24. and more experienced from Wednesday 26.

Beginners and those who need to brush up on the very basics, get a brief introduction to hardware KITs and the Arduino software Monday 24. and Tuesday 25. November between 16.00 – 21.00

Wednesday 26. – Friday 28. 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 between 16.00 – 19.00.

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

Spread this information happily on to those you think might be interested.

Time and place:
  • BEK - 24/11/2014 to 28/11/2014

UK Young Artists Festival - Leicester - 7-9 November

The UK Young Artists Leicester Festival set to light up the city with creative talent from across the UK
Three days of exhibitions, performances, installations, gigs, poetry and workshops take place across the city at established venues and independent spaces. 
There is a full and varied programme on offer across the weekend of Friday 7 to Sunday 9 November. See the full programme at here.

Of particular interest for MTI/MTP: 

Joe Snape – Lärmlicht #5 A music performance that takes placein the dark. Set against their own amplified sounds and accompanied by a warped ensemble of celesta and vibraphone, six incandescent light bulbs flicker and bloom into life. With each flash painstakingly programmed on a machine built from scratch, materials are arranged, cued and manipulated in live performance: the seen and the heard strain against each other to fuse in a single audiovisual event. Sharp impulses, electrical bursts, afterimages and delay lines fold into one another, brutal and reflective by turns. The work was first performed in spring 2014 at Café Oto and The Kitchen.Friday 7 November – De Montfort University (PACE Building) – 5.30pm and 9.30pmSecure your FREE ticket for either performance via this link: http://ukyoungartists.eventbrite.co.uk
Thomasthinks presents PlynthFour-piece Plynth will perform a 40-minute audio visual performance featuring live instrumentation and spontaneously generated visuals. Each of the participants are artists within their own right and will be coming together for this occasion to create something extraordinary, creating an uplifting ambience of spontaneity, delicate sonics and poetic expression, blurring the boundaries between sonic and visual arts.Featuring David Hepple (Guitar), Glen Hicks (Bass), Tom Harris AKA Thomasthinks (Beats, Keys, Voice) and Will Pettipher (Visuals, Saxophone).Saturday 8 November – The Landsdowne – 10pmSecure your FREE ticket via this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/needless-alley-in-embryo-tickets-13431511011

2015 NIME First Call for Participation

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 22:35

15th International Conference on
New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME)
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May 31 – June 3, 2015
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
http://nime2015.lsu.edu

Introduction

NIME (New Interfaces for Musical Expression) is the premier conference in designing human-computer interfaces and interactions for musical performance. NIME gathers researchers and practitioners around lectures, installations, concerts, and workshops.

Visual | Aural | Tangible

Experimental Music & Digital Media @ LSU

Louisiana State University and the city of Baton Rouge are excited to present the 15th edition of NIME. The LSU School of Music and Center for Computation & Technology will host the 2015 NIME conference, sharing all that we have to offer to the NIME community to creatively explore how music is made. The conference will bridge a bit of past and future, with opportunities to engage in the fantastic musical history of Louisiana, as well as make use of the newly opened facilities at the LSU Digital Media Center including our 92-speaker immersive sound theatre. We are also excited to have the LSU Digital Art program involved in an expansion of the sonic art installations category for extended exhibition at the Shaw Center for the Arts, LSU Museum of Art and Glassell Gallery.

Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Call For Participation

On behalf of the NIME 2015 Committee, we would like to invite you to be part of the 15th international conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression.

We invite submission of new works in the following categories:

  • Papers and Posters
  • Performances and Installations
  • Workshops and Tutorials
  • Demonstrations

Important Dates

Artistic program: Performances & Installation works

  • Submissions due: December 1, 2014
  • Review Notification: January 30, 2015

Scientific program: Papers, Workshops, Demonstrations:

  • Draft submission (mandatory): January 23, 2015
  • Final submission: January 30, 2015
  • Review notification: March 20, 2015
  • Camera-ready paper deadline: April 17, 2015

The online submission system will open on November 3rd, 2014 and its address will be published at nime2015.lsu.edu

Please note the following:

  • The artistic program deadlines (installation and performance) this year do not coincide with the paper deadline!
  • The scientific program consists of a mandatory draft submission followed by full submission. This system is implemented to address the perennial deadline extensions. There will be no deadline extensions. On the date of the draft submission, the author must be registered on the online submission system and have submitted a full draft manuscript of their paper. Authors then have one week to make minor edits to previously submitted manuscripts.

Scientific Program

Call for Papers

We welcome submissions of original research on scientific and artistic use of new interfaces for musical expression. A non-exhaustive list of NIME related topics is found below. This list is inclusive and indicative. The thematic focus of this year’s edition is Visual | Aural | Tangible and is described in the introduction above. We also encourage submissions that extend, stretch, or challenge the NIME topics and themes.

Acceptance criteria: The paper under consideration must propose an original contribution to NIME research; it must cite prior related work and should demonstrate rigorous research methodology.

There are three different paper submission categories:

  • Full paper (up to 6 pages in proceedings, longer oral presentation, optional demo)
  • Short paper/poster (up to 4 pages in proceedings, shorter oral presentation or poster, optional demo)
  • Demo paper (up to 2 pages in proceedings, demonstration)

Submitted papers will be subject to a peer review process by an international expert committee. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings, under an ISSN/ISBN reference, and will be archived online after the conference to be tracked by citation tools. A manuscript submitted for review cannot be already under review for publication elsewhere or be submitted for a second review elsewhere while under review for NIME 2015. Authors of both full and short papers are greatly encouraged to submit a video in support of their paper. A video is mandatory for demonstration submission.

A best paper award will be presented to the individual(s) judged by the scientific committee to have written the best paper appearing in the conference proceedings.

In the aim to constantly improve the conference, this year the papers and demos will go through a modified review, which was first employed by NIME last year. The complete process is detailed below.

Call for Workshops

We invite submissions for half-day (3 hours) or full-day (6 hours) workshops and tutorials. These can be targeted towards specialist techniques, platforms, hardware, software or pedagogical topics for the advancement of fellow NIME-ers and people with experience related to the topic. They can also be targeted toward visitors to the NIME community, novices/newbies, interested student participants, people from other fields, and members of the public getting to know the potential of NIME.

Tutorial proposals should clearly indicate the audience and assumed knowledge of their intended participants to help us market to the appropriate audience. Workshops and tutorials can relate to, but are not limited to, the topics of the conference. This is a good opportunity to explore a specialized interest or interdisciplinary topic in depth with greater time for discourse, debate, and collaboration.

Review Process

After you submit your paper, it will go through a rigorous review process that has been changed compared to the previous years. Overall, the review process comprises three layers of evaluation: reviewer, meta-reviewer, and paper chair.

The process is as follows:

  • Each paper is assigned to one meta-reviewer who is a representative of the general research topic that the paper deals with.
  • The meta-reviewer together with the paper chair assign the papers to the reviewers that will evaluate it according to a set of criteria. Each paper has at least two reviewers.
  • The meta-reviewer writes a meta-review based on the reviewers comments. The meta-reviewer may ask the reviewers to provide further details for reviews that were too concise.
  • The paper chair gathers reviews and meta-reviews. He or she discusses with the meta-reviewers and finalizes a decision for each paper.
  • The anonymity of the submission is preserved among the reviewers.

Artistic Program

Call for Performances

We invite submission of proposals for performances and installations. Proposed performances should have a clear connection with the substance of the NIME conference. We expand the notion of NIME in the performance program to include the exploration of existing interfaces into new sounds, new methods, or new ways of being physical. These performances might re-insert the body into digital performance, or they might suggest new modes of performing and the presentation of live music that go beyond existing practices while exploiting the unique affordances of interfaces and technologies.

We encourage submissions that explore:

  • Novel and exploratory use of interfaces in performance
  • Both old and new interfaces
  • Use of innovative, imaginative and creative methods.

We invite you to consider fully what a performance can be: you should go well beyond demonstrating the interface and we will consider any performance that is in the realm of live, electronically-produced sound, where an interface is central to the realisation of the music.

Submitted proposals will be reviewed by an expert committee. Preference will be given to submissions with strong evidence that the proposed performance has already been realized or is technically feasible and within the artists capabilities. We particularly invite premieres from performers with a track record, or with interfaces that have been well tested.

You should submit a PDF document, maximum 4 pages. The proposal must include the following:

  • Title and detailed description of the proposed performance.
  • A link to one primary video documentation of an example performance with the relevant interface. If video documentation is inappropriate for your performance, please explain why and instead send an audio file with accompanying photographs (these do not need to be to marketing standard, they are more for explanation of how your performance will look).
  • Links to any relevant supplementary supporting media files (audio and video).
  • Number of performers and the instruments and technologies that will be used.
  • Names of all participants/submitters, with a short bio for each (100 words).
  • Details of technical requirements for the venue. Diagrams of the preferred stage setup and signal routing are recommended.
  • Evidence of the feasibility of the performance. Include documentation and listings of past performances or related works that demonstrate the submitters capabilities to implement the proposed performance.
  • A list of any equipment that needs to be provided by the conference organizers.
  • Any instrumental performers that would need to be provided by the organizers. Note that the conference organizers may not be able to accommodate your request. Please also note that the organizers cannot provide funding to support performers travel or accommodation at the conference.
  • Please specify if the performance is a demo.
  • Please note whether performance would be better in club, bar or traditional concert environment.

Performance proposals in conjunction with paper submissions are encouraged, but each must be submitted separately and will be judged on its own merit.

Typical NIME performance pieces last for 5-15 minutes, but shorter and longer performance proposals may exceptionally be taken into consideration.

Within reasonable limits, we may be able to provide musicians to perform pieces but this would be negotiated on a piece-by-piece basis.

Documentation of the performances will be available online after the conference unless this is impossible due to the nature of the performance.

Special Call – Digital Media Center Theatre

  • The LSU Center for Computation & Technology’s Digital Media Center Theatre is a custom-designed immersive audio and video environment. The theatre hosts a Christie 4k digital projector, and a Meyer Constellation sound system, with 71 discrete channels and up to 40 directlyaccessibleaudiochannels. Weareinterestedinperformancesthatuse4kvideoand/or massively large loudspeaker arrays as essential components of the work. Also, demonstrations or papers that address massively large loudspeaker arrays are welcome. Contact us for more detailed specifications
    (nime-music@cct.lsu.edu).

Call for Installations

NIME 2015 seeks installation and sculptural work to showcase at several locations in Baton Rouge. The theme for all venues will focus on an amalgamation of NIME topics listed below. Special consideration will be given to projects that embody a combination of qualities that are visual, aural, and tangible. Submitted proposals will be subject to a peer review process by an international expert committee. Installations picked to be shown at the LSU Digital Media Center will be exhibited during the length of the conference. Installations picked to be shown at the LSU Museum of Art and the LSU Glassell Gallery will be invited to be part of a longer exhibition spanning a month. These pieces will be shown alongside several invited sound artists whose work addresses NIME.

In order to present an installation for NIME 2015, please submit a proposal in the form of a PDF document, maximum 4 pages, containing the following information:

  • The title of the work
  • Names of contributing artists
  • A clear description of the proposed installation that will provide reviewers with a sense of its motivation and proposed realization. Pictures, schematic diagrams and/or proposed floor plans would be helpful here. You may also provide any documentation of previous presentations of this installation (if they exist).
  • Describe the space needed and the adaptability of the installation in terms of possible venues.
  • Provide a list of equipment required for the installation, clearly indicating what you will bring and what you would require the conference organizers to provide.
  • Finally, indicate if your piece is able to be shown only during the length of the conference or if is able to remain for an extended exhibition.

Topics
Core topics central to NIME include the following. In addition to submissions that address specific themes of this year’s edition of the conference, original contributions are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Novel controllers and interfaces for musical expression
  • Novel musical instruments
  • Augmented/hyper instruments
  • Novel controllers for collaborative performance
  • Sensor and actuator technologies
  • Haptic and force feedback devices
  • Motion, gesture and music
  • Interfaces for dance and physical expression
  • Multimodal expressive interfaces
  • Interfaces for musical expression for hearing or visually impaired people
  • Interactive game music
  • NIME intersections with game design
  • Robotic music
  • Mobile music technology and performance paradigms
  • Biological and bio-inspired systems
  • Musical mapping strategies
  • Embedded musical instruments and embedded sound art installations
  • Interactive sound art and installations
  • Musical human-computer interaction
  • Interaction design and software tools
  • Interface protocols and data formats
  • Sonic interaction design
  • Issues in perception, cognition, computational musicology and music analysis
  • Performance analysis
  • Performance rendering and generative algorithms
  • Machine learning in musical performance
  • Experiences with novel interfaces in live performance and composition
  • Surveys of past work and stimulating ideas for future research
  • Historical studies in twentieth-century instrument design
  • Artistic, cultural, and social impact of NIME technology
  • Novel interfaces in music education and entertainment
  • Reports on student projects in the framework of NIME-related courses
  • Practice-based research approaches/methodologies/criticism
  • User studies/evaluations of NIME
  • Language and state in live interaction
  • Musicianship of new musical interfaces
  • Platforms and frameworks for musical interaction design

Organizing Committee

NIME 2015 is hosted by the Cultural Computing focus area, Center for Computation & Technology (avatar.cct.lsu.edu), and the LSU School of Music Experimental Music & Digital Media program (emdm.music.lsu.edu) at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

General Inquiries: nime@cct.lsu.edu
Academic Inquiries: nime-papers@cct.lsu.edu
Music Inquiries: nime-music@cct.lsu.edu
Installation: nime-art@cct.lsu.edu
Volunteers: nime-volunteer@cct.lsu.edu

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

ISMIR 2014

SMC Group, INESC Porto - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:13
SMC researchers 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 Music […]

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.

-=Bret

Eliane Radigue, interview

INA-GRM - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:03

Interview d'Eliane Radigue en 2014 par Evelyne Gayou

Réalisation vidéo : Jean-Baptiste Garcia

Réalisation interactive : Dominique Saint-Martin

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