Sound and music computing

Do Chimpanzees Like Music?

Do Chimpanzees Like Music? It’s a question that recently popped up again after the publication of a study in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, co-authored by primatologist Frans de Waal. However, researchers disagree on primates' sensitivity to music.

Wat apen in muziek horen blijft de vraag [Dutch]

De wetenschap steggelt over de vraag of chimpansees van muziek houden. De vraag is van belang omdat het ontstaan en het nut van muziek en muzikaliteit nog altijd een raadsel zijn.

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IRCAM - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 23:00

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Job vacancy for recent graduate

JOB VACANCY LECTURER IN MUSIC Hours: 24 hours per week including some holidays Salary: £18,929 - £21,492 pro rata Base: Claremont Centre Closing Date: July 25th Interview Date: August 1st Soar Valley Music Centre are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to teach on a range of music programmes and levels including level 3 and HNC/D. Our motto is ‘Music for Everyone’ and as a registered charity we aim to offer all kinds of music tuition to anyone of any age and ability. The successful candidate must possess an appropriate degree or professional qualification. In addition the successful candidate should have an appropriate teaching qualification or demonstrate a firm commitment to completing a recognised teaching qualification within a specified timescale. You will be part of a team of varied individuals and must be prepared to deal with all manner of people during your working day. The ability to work flexibly, meet deadlines and respond to changes in a positive and open manner are essential. If you are interested in applying for this position please email or ring 0116 266 4153 for an application pack including a job description and application form. Applications will only be accepted on the Music Centre application form C.V.’s will not be accepted. (posted SA 10.7)

Relocating to FRI’s New Building

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 23:00

Dear students,

In July, FRI will reach a new milestone. We are relocating to a new, modern building at Večna pot 113.

CfP: 1st Web Audio Conference (WAC) — Ircam and Mozilla Paris, France, 26–28 January 2015

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 10:19

WAC is the first international conference on web audio technologies and applications.

The conference welcomes web R&D developers, audio processing scientists, application designers and people involved in web standards.

The conference addresses research, development, design, and standards concerned with emerging audio-related web technologies such as Web Audio API, Web RTC, Web Sockets, and Javascript.

Contributions to the first edition of WAC are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • Innovative audio and music based web applications (with social and user experience aspects)
  • Client-side audio processing (real-time or non real-time)
  • Audio data and metadata formats and network delivery
  • Server-side audio processing and client access
  • Client-side audio engine and rendering
  • Frameworks for audio manipulation
  • Web Audio API design and implementation
  • Client-side audio visualization
  • Multimedia integration
  • Web standards and use of standards within audio based web projects
  • Hardware, tangible interface and use of Web Audio API

Call for submissions

  • Technical papers – 2 to 8 pages
  • Demo / Poster
  • Web Audio Gig – involving usage of the Web Audio API and “audience devices participation”

October 10, 2014: Deadline for submission -

Please refer to the WAC website for additional information:

The Second Week of FRI Summer School

FRI - News and Events - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:00

The second week of FRI Summer Schools is dedicated to students from high schools and colleges.

Summertime Outreach Programs

FRI - News and Events - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:00

As a part of our outreach programs, we organized three summer schools for children from primary schools: Computer Science Unplugged, Doing Magic with Scratch and Let's Create Our Own Mobile Game. Children were enthusiastic and complained only that the week finished all too soon.

Portes ouvertes

IRCAM - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 23:00

Revivez l'effervescence de la journée du 14 juin suscitée par les champs de recherche actuels de l'Ircam. Vidéo

Participation to NIME'2014

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:06

The 14th International Conference on New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME), took place at Goldsmiths University of London between June 30th and July 3rd.

More Information:  NIME 2014

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Unfold Mechanics for Sounds and Music

IRCAM - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 23:00

Colloque international (11-12 septembre). Date limite de pré-inscription : 18 juillet

Manifeste-2014. Conférences scientifiques et technologiques

IRCAM - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:00

Retour sur les journées portes ouvertes. Tour d’horizon des équipes scientifiques.

Travaux récents et nouvelles perspectives. Vidéos

Composition, analyse et improvisation assistées par ordinateurIntervenant :  Gérard Assayag (responsable de l'équipe Représentations musicales, Ircam)Comment l’utilisation d’interfaces gestuelles permet de contrôler des sons et d’interagir avec des environnements musicaux ?Intervenant : Frédéric Bevilacqua (responsable de l'équipe Interaction Son Musique Mouvement

Analyse, synthèse et traitement du sonIntervenant : Axel Roebel (responsable de l'équipe Analyse et synthèse des sons)Les offres de formation à l'IrcamIntervenants : Andrew Gerzso (directeur du département Pédagogie et action culturelle, Ircam), Moreno Andreatta (équipe Représentations musicales, Ircam), Nicolas Misdariis (équipe Perception et design sonores, Ircam).

HookedOnMusic launched in the UK

HookedOnMusic, the latest version of the Music Cognition Group's experiment on 'catchiness' and musical memory, launched in the UK. The game is now available to play on all recent browsers and operating systems, including Android and iOS devices, from the link above. So far the game has attracted over 5000 users, about half of our ultimate goal. Please try it yourself, and encourage your friends and family to do the same!

Can we borrow your ears?

We need participants for a new line of research that investigates how language and music are processed in the brain. Interested? You will participate in a three sessions of one hour, constituting of either Dutch language task and/or a musical task. You have to be a native speaker of Dutch and either have had very little musical training (3 years max.) or full education in music (studied at the 'Conservatorium’). Besides getting an inside look of the music cognition group, you will earn €8 per hour (plus an extra €1 for any extra participant you bring in :-).

AES E-News: July 2, 2014

AES E-News - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 21:41
1. 137th Convention: Engineering Brief Deadline
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. AES and Focal Press Collaboration
4. Job Board Update
5. AES Journal June Issue

L'Ircam sur Dailymotion

IRCAM - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 16:56

L'Ircam vous propose de découvrir ses entretiens, conférences, films, concerts... captés ces dernières années ou d'actualité.

July Workshops for Students Resitting/Resubmitting Work

CLaSS is offering July workshops for students who are engaged in summer resits or deferrals. More information is available on this PDF.

"Sound Maps of the Nature" at the XESC 2014

Phonos project - UPF - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:48

On the next 3rd of July we will present the project "Sound Maps of the Nature" at the II Simposi XESC (Xarxa d’Escoles Sostenibles de Catalunya) which will deal with school and territory matters. It's an academic and exchange space for the XESC center teachers which will take place at the Cornella de Llobregat auditorium.

"Sound Maps of the Nature" is a project that counts with the suport of the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT), and which aim is to promote the knowledge and the interest of the secondary and high school students for the environment through the work with sounds and technologies. This project includes workshops in which the students will listen, record the sounds of the nature and the create a sound map of these natural places; also, it provides a big amount of teaching tools to ease the realization of the workshops in other centers. 

During the 2013-2014 school year, 10 workshops have been realized at the Espais Naturals del Delta del Llobregat called “The Delta del Llobregat Sounds” in collaboration with the Prat de Llobregat council in which have participated students from different schools of the Prat de Llobregat.



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Applications for Master's and PhD studies in Computer and Information Science

FRI - News and Events - Thu, 06/26/2014 - 23:00

For everyone interested in applying to Master's or doctoral studies of computer and information science, the deadline for applications is:

  • 29 August 2014 for doctoral studies; the call for applications is published on the University of Ljubljana's website.
  • 31 August 2014 for Master's study. Instructions and information for applying can be found in the call for applications, published on the University of Ljubljana's website.
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