Sound and music computing

Modeling the Perception of Speed and Tempo in Percussive Music

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - 3 hours 16 min ago

Time: Tue 2014-12-09 15.00 - 17.00

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

Type of event: Seminars

AGI14 - VIC - KTH Open House

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - 3 hours 16 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.

The Iron Ring Project

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - 11 hours 49 min ago

Cecilia Jonsson wins second price for The Iron Ring Project in VIDA 16.0 Art and Artificial Life International Awards. Congratulations!

SPRANG at soft galleri, Oslo

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - 12 hours 2 min ago

Opening Thursday 27. November at 6PM.
Exhibition period: 27. November 2014 – 1. January 2015.

Kunstnerne Hilde Hauan Johnsen og Maia Urstad har i flere år samarbeidet om felles prosjekter og utstillinger der de tar i bruk ny teknologi som kunstnerisk språk og virkemiddel. Det gjør de også i installasjonen SPRANG som består av lyd og fiberoptikk.

Utgangspunktet for verket er hentet fra gammel kunnskap. Her møter den urgamle, tekstile håndarbeidsteknikken “sprang” lydlige fenomen som overtoner, lydbølger og vibrasjon basert på Pytagoras teorier om akustikk og geometri.

Utstillingen er støttet av Kulturrådet, Kunst og Ny teknologi, BEK-Bergen senter for Elektronisk Kunst, KHiB og Atelier Nord.

Chairman of the Technical University of Berlin Visits and Signs Memorandum

FRI - News and Events - 22 hours 36 min ago

The Chairman of the Technical University of Berlin paid a visit to FRI. Our representatives took him on a guided tour of our premises and explained our construction process.

The Zois Ambassador of Science of the Republic of Slovenia Certificate of Recognition Awarded to Dr. Jure Leskovec, Professor at Stanford

FRI - News and Events - 22 hours 36 min ago

On Friday, 21 November 2014, the Zois Awards ceremony was  held in Brdo pri Kranju. Dr. Jure Leskovec was the recipient of the Ambassador of Science of the Republic of Slovenia Zois Certificate.

Primary and Secondary School Students Enthusiastic about Computer Workshops in Polhov Gradec

FRI - News and Events - 22 hours 36 min ago

Computer Workshops for primary and secondary students began on Tuesday, 25 November. In the course of three days, 9 workshops took place at the Post Office and Telecommunications Museum. The workshops were prepared by FRI Labs, while the event was organized both by FRI and the Post Office and Telecommunications Museum of Polhov Gradec.

CLaSS: Students’ Top Ten Workshops!

Monday 1st December – Friday 5th December 2014 in the Kimberlin Library
Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)
CLaSS delighted to offer a series of workshops of interest to students who want to improve their study success this year. Come along and meet the CLaSS and Library teams who can support you in your work.
1st December: Interpreting and planning your assignments1st December: How to get the most out of your lectures and seminars2nd December: Taking a critical approach to your work2nd December: Planning and writing your report3rd December: Thinking about your dissertation: writing the proposal3rd December: Polishing you assignment4th December: Writing in an academic style4th December: Planning and Structuring your literature review4th December: Writing introductions and conclusions5th December: An introduction to verbal presentations
For further information and to book a place, click on link:

Décès Patrick Ascione

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Identifying relevant cues for uncertainty in dialogue

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 23:39

Time: Tue 2014-11-25 15.00 - 17.00

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

Type of event: Seminars

Gradkowski / Brown / Winant

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 21:01
Start: 2014-12-16 20:00 End: 2014-12-16 22:00

HOSPICE LAZY - Bailing Out the Universe from Imminent Doom

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Sat, 11/22/2014 - 15:14

Hospice Lazy is a new collaboration between the Alpaca Ensemble and Bergen-based British composer Alwynne Pritchard. BEK has supported the project with rehearsal space and equipment.

Inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s idea of a “hospice des paresseux”, a place where lazy people can take refuge, the piece explores the many manifestations and implications of laziness through music, text, movement and specially constructed machines designed in collaboration with Vigdis Haugtrø and Trøndelag Ortopedisk Verksted. Lighting design by Sune Schjelderup.

Alpaca Ensemble is a flexible ensemble of varying size and composition, with a core consisting of Else Bø (piano), Sigrid Elisabeth Stang (violin) and Marianne Baudouin Lie (cello). Alpaca initiates both large and small innovative projects within genre-breaking contemporary music, and develop a repertoire across established art forms. For more information, visit

Alwynne Pritchard is an artist, performer and composer. Her compositions and performances have been heard across Europe, America and Indonesia and she has worked with leading musicians and ensembles across the globe. Alwynne Pritchard’s music is published by Verlag Neue Musik. For more information and material, visit

Commission funded by Arts Council Norway, FFUK and Trondheim Municipality. Thanks to ensemble recherche, Experimentalstudio des SWR, Bergen Dansesenter – regionalt kompetansesenter for dans, Thorolf Thuestad and BEK.

Tickets: kr 200,- / kr 100,- student, pupil, senior and members of nyMusikk (incl. ticketing fee)


Time and place:
  • Dokkhuset Scene, Trondheim - 24/11/2014 19:30

Latest developments in spatial audio and computer aided composition tools from IRCAM

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 19:49

3 leading researchers from IRCAM visit Oslo for a series of presentations, workshops and round-table discussions relating to spatial audio and computer aided composition. The meetings take place at fourMs lab at University of Oslo and Norwegian Academy of Music, with additional participation from BEK, NOTAM and the Grieg Academy.

The meeting is a follow up to the collaboration between BEK, Anders Vinjar and Ircam over the past 1 1/2 year regarding porting OpenMusic to Linux.

Invited guests:

Jean Bresson: Leading the Research and Development part on computer­aided composition at IRCAM.

Thibaut Carpentier: Research and Development Engineer; Acoustic and Cognitive Spaces Team, responsible for Spat’s design and development.

Dimitri Bouche: Ph.D Candidate in Computer Science applied to Music.

Carpentier, Bouche and Bresson are deeply involved in the development of IRCAM’s spatial audio and computer aided composition tools. Recently, spatial audio within spat has grown to include very high order 3D ambisonics and wavefield synthesis in an efficient, flexible and powerful configuration. Likewise, OpenMusic has transformed as tool for instrumental composers to a tool that integrates signal processing. Our guests from IRCAM will present their latest developments in a morning of research­oriented presentations and in an afternoon of practical spatial audio demos and workshops.

Monday 24th November

Participation only by invitation


FourMs Motion Capture Lab
Department of Musicology
ZEB building
Sem Sælands vei 2 A


10.00 – 12.30: Formal presentations from the three guests:

10.00 – 11.00: Recent research and developments in spatial audio and
computer-aided composition.

Thibaut Carpentier, Jean Bresson, Dimitri Bouche

11.00 – 12.30: Presentation focusing on spatial audio

Practical spatialisation demos and workshops (in horizontal ambisonics up to 11th order over 24 speakers – a preview of the future norm.)

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30 – 14.30: Short presentations from IMV on current spatial and motion research

14.30 – 16.00: Workshop continuation and discussions.

16.00 – 1700: Coffee

17.00 – onwards: Eventually; informal work and further demonstrations in the studio (Thibaut Carpentier)


NB! Norwegian Academy of Music
Slemdalsveien 11
Room: 01011

18.00 – 19.30: OpenMusic: General introduction (Jean Bresson & Dimitri Bouche) (first group)

[20.00 – : Dinner]

Tuesday 25th November

Open for participation


Norwegian Academy of Music
Slemdalsveien 11
Room: 01008


10.30 – 12.00: OpenMusic: General introduction (Jean Bresson & Dimitri Bouche) (second

12.00 – 12.15: Coffee

Room: Auditoriet

12.15 – 13.45: Most recent development in OpenMusic

[14.30 – 16.00: Meeting (Bresson, Carpentier, Bouche and staff from the Composition
Department of the Academy.)]

16.30 – 18.00: From a composer’s point of view: To compose with OpenMusic; strategies in
Computer Aided Composition”
(Asbjørn Schaathun)

Room: 03005

[18.15 – 20.00: “Round Table discussion”; IRCAM meets Norwegian institutions:

  • J.Bresson, T.Carpentier, D.Bouche – IRCAM
  • Trond Lossius – BEK, Bergen Center for Electronic Arts
  • Natasha Barrett – IMV, University of Oslo, Department of Musicology
  • Notto J W Thelle – NOTAM, Norwegian Center for Technology in Music and the Arts
  • Øyvind Brandtsegg – NTNU, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Asbjørn Schaathun, Mats Claesson – NMH, Norwegian Academy of Music
  • Mediator: Anders Vinjar ]

[20.30 – : Dinner]

Wednesday 26th November

Open for participation


Norwegian Academy of Music
Slemdalsveien 11
Room: 01015


10.00 – 11.30: OpenMusic Workshop

11.30 – 12.00: Coffee

12.00 – 13.30: OpenMusic Workshop

13.30 – 14.30: Lunch

14.30 – 16.00: OpenMusic Workshop

18.30 – : Reception

[20.00 – : Dinner]

BEK activities relating to OpenMusic have been supported by Norsk kulturråd, the Municipality of Bergen, Det norske komponistfond and PNEK.

Time and place:
  • IMV, UiO and NMH - 24/11/2014 to 26/11/2014

Concert Wednesday 26th November PACE 1

MTI/MTP & alumni Mix – curated by Pete Batchelor

PACE Studio 1a, 6.00-7.00pm
Rob Martland presents Lysik’s, an audio-visual installation considering one person’s experience of the neurological sense fusing condition of synaesthesia.  
PACE Studio 1, 7.00pm
Current students are joined by friends and recent alumni to present a concert which celebrates their musical activities on, on the cusp of, beyond, or surrounding their MTI/MTP studies. The programme includes:
Holy Bones (Paul Keene and Ben Stirk): formed in 2007, Holy Bones 'take the old and create the new, ripping apart vinyl from jumble sales and crate digging until fingers are sore!'
Banderbear (Rob Martland and Ethan Wallace): a collaboration established during undergraduate studies at MTI. They describe their music as being wilfully 'brooding and intense'.

All welcome! Entry Free! Essential for MUST1009, 2003, 2007, 3000, 3024 - just come along and see what some alumni are up to!

Arthur Kampela

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:16
Start: 2014-12-06 20:00 End: 2014-12-06 22:00

La spatialisation sonore appliquée au cinéma

IRCAM - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

Stage logiciel du mardi 2 au samedi 6 décembre.

Soutenance HDR de Frédéric Bevilacqua

IRCAM - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

Mercredi 26 novembre à 14h

Responsable de l'équipe Interaction son musique mouvement (ISMM), Frédéric Bevilacqua soutiendra son habilitation à diriger des recherches, intitulée : «Movement & Sound Interactions ».



  • Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, Professeur, Université Paris-Sud
  • Sylvie Gibet, Professeur, Université de Bretagne Sud
  • Marc Leman, Professeur, Ghent University


  • Gérard Berry, Professeur, Collège de France
  • Mohamed Chetouani, Professeur, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  • Sergi Jordà, Professeur, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Date et horaire : mercredi 26 novembre à 14h
  • Lieu : Ircam, salle Igor-Stravinsky
  • Site internet

Build a CFO Synth Workshop

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:06

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

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

Computermusic4Kids Bergen Norsk Spilldag

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:02

Computermusic4kids will be part of Norsk Spilldag 2014 taking place at Bergen Biblioteket. Nordic spilldag is a joint project for libraries in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland.There will be games for all ages, and we guarantee that everyone can find something they like!

ComputerMusic4Kids is an interactive electronic music installation for kids, inviting them to explore the history and sound of classic gaming consoles.

Gameconsoles have had an ever changing face ever since they were first introduced. It seems as if video games have been around forever. Almost everyone remembers the first game they played. But looking at the history of video game consoles, it’s really only necessary to go back to the early 1970s. That’s when it all started. Games such as Pong, Tetris and Space invaders, that have been created for early game consoles are ever as populair and can now be seen as symbols of contemporary culture. Computermusic4kids is meant to offer kids an insight in the relatively young history of the gameconsoles they play today.

The installation mainly focusses on the sounds that can be produced with classic gameconsoles and enables children to create music using classic gameconsole soundsamples. By using an intuitive interface children can navigate through a visual library, that contains a selection of gameconsoles produced between 1972 and 1990. By selecting a gameconsole they can produce music with samples that originate from the chosen gameconsole.

Time and place:
  • Bergen Biblioteket - 14/11/2014 10:00

Exhibition "Phonos 40 years of electronic music in Barcelona"

Phonos project - UPF - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:32

From 18 December 2014 to 28 June 2015

Museu de la Música
L'Auditori. C/ Lepant, 150 Barcelona   In 1974 Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny, Andrés Lewin-Richter and Lluís Callejo created Phonos lab, a pioneer entity in Spain in the field of experimentation, composition and promotion of electro-acoustic music.
To celebrate 40 years of its creation, Phonos and Museu de la Música de Barcelona present the exhibition " Phonos 40 years of electronic music in Barcelona". This exhibition is a review of the history of electronic music in Barcelona through a collection of instruments that have been part of Phonos since its creation. Synthesizers, recorders, samplers and other electronic instruments old and modern can be seen and heard in this exhibition, while discovering some people and music that contributed to write the history of electronic music in Barcelona.

In collaboration with:

Museu de la Música de Barcelona – L’Auditori

With the support of:

Microfusa Universitat Pompeu Fabra Generallitat de Catalunya (Departament de Cultura) Ajuntament de Barcelona (ICUB)
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