Sound and music computing

AGI14 - VIC - KTH Open House

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - 3 hours 50 min ago

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.

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

BEK at Ekko — Bergen Electronic Music and Art Festival

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 15:41

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 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 and produced in collaboration with BEK.

Both commissioned works are supported by Art Council Norway

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 in collaboration with Lydgalleriet.

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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

ISMIR 2014

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

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

Karen Bentley Pollick - Works For Violin, Electronics, and Video

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 03:55
Date:  Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA STAGE Event Type:  Concert

 Violinist Karen Bentley Pollick performs a selection of her current touring program of solo works for various combinations of violin, electronics, and video. Hailed as "Paganini meets Jimi Hendrix and Appalachian fiddling", Cluck Old Hen Variations (2004) by California composer and CCRMA alumnus David Aaron Jaffe will be performed with a new video

FREE Open to the Public

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Victor Gama

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 02:49
Date:  Wed, 11/12/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA STAGE Event Type:  Concert Victor Gama is a composer and performer whose artistic process begins with the creation of an entirely new instrument, one whose design is steeped in symbolic meaning. For Gama, concept design, the selection of materials, fabrication, and scoring are all equally important parts in the creation of new music, blending current fabrication technologies with ideas, materials, and traditions inspired by the natural world. Currently Visiting Artist at CCRMA, Victor Gama will perform solo pieces on three of his instruments and talk about his projects and work-in-progress while CCRMA's Visiting Artist during the fall and winter terms.


FREE Open to the Public

Code Week Enthused both Children and Students

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00

 The six workshops of the EU Code Week incited enthusiasm for coding in younger and older students, and also aroused a big interest in technology in children.

 

Outstanding Success of FRI Student Urška Pangerc at the The PhysioNet/CinC Challenge

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 23:00

 FRI student Urška Pangerc participated in the Robust Detection of Heart Beats in Multimodal Data: the PhysioNet/Computing in Cardiology Challenge 2014 at the Computing in Cardiology 2014 international conference, where she ranked second, third and sixth in the three phases of the competition.

Start that first assignment!

Monday 27h October – Friday 31st  October 2014 in the Kimberlin Library
Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)http://www.library.dmu.ac.uk/link/CLASS
CLaSS is delighted to offer a series of workshops of interest to students who want to maximise their study success this year. Come along and meet the CLaSS and Library teams who can support you in your work.
27th October: Reading for a purpose27th October: Finding information for your assignment27th October: Applying theory to your own practice28th October: Polishing your assignment28th October: How to cite and reference using the Harvard referencing system28th October: Planning and writing your report29th October: Writing introductions and conclusions29th October: Starting to write a blog29th October: Finding journals29th October: Planning and writing your first essay29th October: How to critique an article30th October: Planning and structuring your literature review30th October: Writing in an academic style31st October: Writing your methodology31st October: Working with feedback to improve your grades31st October: An introduction to verbal presentations
For further information and to book a place, click on link: http://www.library.dmu.ac.uk/Home/Calendar/

Fulldome Fest VJ Sets Nov 8 Leicester

The Fulldome Fest, which focuses on dome-projection of visuals, returns to Leicester's National Space Centre November 7 & 8. Artists from around the world will be converging on Leicester to discuss the technique and art of using 360-degree immersive visual projection. Full details available at http://www.fulldome.org.uk/.   The full two-day event might be a bit steep price-wise for students, but there will be a less expensive audiovisual VJ show 7 pm on Saturday Nov 8.

Participation to ISMIR 2014

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 09:05

Julio Carabias, Rafael Caro Repetto, Emilia Gómez, Sankalp Gulati, Nadine Kroher, Agustín Martorell,  Marius Miron, Ajay Srinivasamurthy, and Xavier Serra particip

More Information:  ISMIR 2014

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Participation to ISWC 2014

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:42

Frederic Font and Sergio Oramas participate to the 13th International Semantic Web Conference, that takes place from October 19th to the 23rd 2014 in Trentino, Italy.

More Information:  ISWC 2014

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Structural Segmentation of Music using Posteriori Features

CCRMA-Stanford University - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 07:26
Date:  Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom [Knoll 217] Event Type:  DSP Seminar  Abstract: Structural segmentation of music involves identifying boundaries between homogenous regions where the homogeneity involves one or more musical dimensions, and therefore depends on the musical genre. In this work, we address the segmentation of Hindustani instrumental concert recordings at the highest time-scale, that is, concert sections marked by prominent changes in rhythmic structure. Tempo features are effectively combined with energy and chroma features motivated by musicological knowledge and acoustic observations. Posterior probability features from unsupervised model fitting of the frame level acoustic features are shown to significantly improve robustness to local acoustic variations. FREE Open to the Public

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Berlin almanac on contemporary musical instruments -- Call for contributions

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 18:10

Deadline: 15.11.2014

The 3DMIN project invites authors to contribute to a collection on contemporary musical instruments and related musical practice.
The almanac’s intention is to collect and present as many as possible viewpoints upon the field of contemporary musical instruments.
The pieces forming the alamanc are intended to explain aspects of contemporary musical instruments by forming a body of information of which the reader gains insights and new impulses for her artistic or scientific work.
Questions to be addressed are e.g.

  • What is a contemporary musical instrument?
  • What do you concider as important aspects of a contemporary musical instrument?
  • How does your professional perspective shape your viewpoint on contemporary musical instruments?
  • How does a contemporary musical instrument shape musical practice?

Each author of an essay is asked to select one of the many aspects around contemporary musical instruments and formulate a short piece around it. A collection of subjects for inspiration can be found here. The form of the pieces is, within the boundaries described below, left to the authors.

Submitted pieces will be reviewed, edited and eventually published on a dedicated webpage. Depending on the amount and quality of the submitted material, a printed publication of selected works is planned.

Suggested form of contributions

Submitted pieces should be compiled in a form the single authors finds suitable for the chosen theme. Examples for such a form are: a short essay (about 500 words), a photo collection, a figure, a table, a javascript element, or a combination of them. Sound and video material is highly appreciated. The amount of displayed information should not exceed the size of an A4/letter-format page.
The submission language is english.

Contact

Please inform your intention to contribute with information on the subject(s) you intend to cover as soon as possible to

t.bovermann@udk-berlin.de

Final contributions should be sent to the same address.

Imagining the Universe - Music, Spirituality, and Tradition

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:09
Date:  Fri, 11/21/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA STAGE Event Type:  Concert

As part of Stanford Art Institute's Imagining The Universe project CCRMA will present a network concert with Khenpo Sodargye and musicians from UC Santa Barbara, Virginia Tech, and University of Guanjuato. This will be broadcast live over the internet.  



Works and Performances by:

Chris Chafe (celletto – electric cello)

Cecelia Wu (voice and novel instrument)

From Stanford University (Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics)

FREE Open to the Public

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James Fei

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 01:15
Date:  Thu, 11/13/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA STAGE Event Type:  Concert

Composer, performer, artist James Fei will present a solo show of his work on the CCRMA Stage. Fei will be performing two pieces: For The Nerve Meter, microphones distributed in the performance space are fed back through two Frequency Shifters designed by Harold Bode. During the course of the performance, the output of the Frequency Shifters increasingly modulate each other, creating complex patterns that are dependent on interactions of the electronics as well as the acoustics of the room. Sine of Merit III is part of a series of works that emphasize the relation between analog electronics sound projection.

FREE Open to the Public

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