Sound and music computing

Classical Indian Music - Dhrupad Concert by the Gundecha Brothers

Phonos project - UPF - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 08:30
Series: Thursday, 2014, June 19 - 17:00 Classical Indian Music -  Dhrupad Concert by the Gundecha Brothers 19.06.2014 - Conference/Concert:  5:00 pm / 8:00 pm Conservatori Municipal de Música de Barcelona (Auditori) c/ Bruc 112  Barcelona Free entrance. Limited capacity. Tickets for the concert at the Conservatori available from 7:00 pm.   5:00 pm  Lecture demonstration by Gundecha Brothers: Making of Voice & Raga in Indian Music 7:30 pm  Presentation of the project CompMusic: by Xavier Serra (Music Technology Group) 8:00 pm  Dhrupad concert by the Gundecha Brothers  

Dhrupad is the most ancient form of Hindustanic classical music that has survived until today in its original form. The nature of Dhrupad is spiritual and its research goes beyond entertaining, generating peaceful and contemplation feelings to who listens carefully. The word Dhrupad comes from dhruva, ‘firm evening star’ and pada, which literally means ‘step’, ‘track’ or ‘trace’ and, in this case, it makes reference to a kind of verse.

The Gundecha Brothers are within the best and most active exponents of Dhrupad singing, the most ancient vocal genre of classical Indian music. They have organised several international tours visiting more than 25 countries and counts on more than 36 published albums by national and international record labels. The Gundecha Brothers received the PadmaShri in 2012, one of the highest awards given by the Government of India, for its contribution to classical music of their country.

For more than 10 years, this group has been at the front of the Dhrupad Sansthan, a Superior Music school in Bhopal (India) which education is based on the old traditional relation master-disciple (guru-shishya). This school welcomes Indi students and students from more than 20 countries around the world, it has been declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by the UNESCO. The significance of the Gundecha Brothers in relation to the Dhrupad and to the classical Indian music, is not only that they made this genre accessible and popular at a world-wide scale, but they also offer a high level of artistic quality during their performances.

This activity is part of the MTG research project CompMusic Art Music Of the World series of concerts.


  In collaboration with: CompMusic project
Casa Asia
Conservatori Municipal de Música de Barcelona    with the support of: European Research Council
Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  During their visit to Barcelona, the Gundecha Brothers will also offer a residential seminar about the Dhrupad from the 11th to the 17th of June at Castellfollit del Boix, Barcelona. Information: Category:

Doctoral Studies in Computer and Information Science

FRI - News and Events - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 23:00

Faculty of Computer and Information Science offers an interesting Doctoral Programme in Computer and Information Science. The programme is based on research excellence, diverse international collaborations, and strong links with the industry. The entire programme is in English.

We Have the Winners of Zemanta’s Challenge

FRI - News and Events - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 23:00

Zemanta’s developer’s challenge took place at our faculty for the first time this year. The chosen winners competed for an iPad mini and the opportunity of a paid internship at Zemanta.

Students Have Developed an Online Sales Services System

FRI - News and Events - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 23:00

The practical coursework for Software Technology, a course taught by assoc. prof. Viljan Mahnič, PhD, requires students to (almost) develop a real project based on actual requirements of the buyer. Once again this year, the company IT Klinika d.o.o. collaborated and prepared specification requirements for the “Online Sales Services” project. Students were given an initial list of requirements in the form of user stories and then developed the entire project using Scrum methodology. 6 groups of four persons each participated in the project and the best group received tablets as their award from the IT Klinika d.o.o. company.

Creadors del futur

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 17:52
Article publicat a El periodico de Catalunya (13 de Juny) que esmenta vàries de les propostes presentades al nostre stand del MarketLab, com l'arpa làser o l'R-Control. Article or Media file:  001DA237.pdf

Spectral Diffractions (Sonar+D)

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 17:44
Artículo publicado en El País el pasado 13 de Junio sobre las propuestas expuestas por Sonar+D relacionadas con la percepción y la escucha creativa, entre ellas Spectral Diffractions surgida de una co Article or Media file:  El arte de escuchar.pdf

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Participación en MarketLab (Sonar+D)

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 17:40
Artículo titulado 'MarketLab: Tecnología, música e innovación' publicado el 13 de junio en La Vanguardia sección Innovación. Article or Media file:  MarketLab-Tecnologia, musica e innovacion.pdf

Modelling speaker stops and resumptions for an adaptive dialogue system

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 10:54

Time: Thu 2014-06-19 14.00 - 16.00

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

Type of event: Seminars

Server hard disk problem

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 06:34

We experience hard drive failure at our server today, currently affecting mail services. We hope to have it fixed by the end of the work day.

MATMOS / Drew Daniel & Martin C . Schmidt

INA-GRM - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 08:45

Interview Drew Daniel & Martin C . Schmidt - Matmos par Alexandre Bazin - Présences électronique, Paris- 2014

  • Crédits photos. Didier Allard© Ina.
  • Réalisation radiophonique : Alexandre Bazin
  • Réalisation multimédia : Dominique Saint-Martin
  • Production : Dominique Saint-Martin - GRM Live !

Matmos Enhanced Podcast available on iTunes Store with free iOS app WEBMEDIA INA GRM

El Sónar se convierte en el escaparate para la industria de la tecnología musical

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:01
Artículo publicado por la Vanguardia (12/06/2014) que trata sobre la participación de nuestro grupo de investigación en el Sonar+D, incluyendo la presentación de proyectos de másters y de Giant Steps, Article or Media file:  El Sónar es el escaparate de la tecnología musical.pdf

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Laboratori sonor

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 09:25
Xavier Serra was interviewed by Cultura't (la Xarxa) about our participation in Sonar Festival (in cat) More Information:  Interview

Concert in tribute to the 40th anniversary of the Phonos Foundation at the Arts Santa Mónica center

Phonos project - UPF - Fri, 06/13/2014 - 08:35

On the next 20th of June 2014 at 21h will take place a tribute to the Phonos Foundation for its 40th anniversary at the cultural centre Arts Santa Mónica of Barcelona. There will be a concert of “Multifocal Electroacoustic” in tribute to the Foundation that will include the electronic music compositions of the composers Lluís Callejo, Andrés Lewin-Richter, Gabriel Brnčić i Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny; the event will be curated by Carlos Gómez Caballero who will also be in charge of the electronics and the multifocal diffusion.

This event coincides with the different activities that are being organized the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Phonos Foundation. This concert will also pay a tribute to the promoters and the pioneers of the electronic music that enabled the creation of the Phonos Foundation, first laboratory of electroacoustic music of Catalonia.

The tribute will take place in the claustro of the cultural centre and the entrance will be free with limited capacity, moreover, it will be possible to follow the concert in streaming from the website


Sound Sight Space Play 2014 - 18th-20th June

We would like to bring to your attention, the SSSP (Sound, Sight, Space and Play) conference that is taking place at De Montfort University 18-20 June 2014. The conference is ran by postgraduate students in the MTIRL (Music, Technology and Innovation Research Centre) and is primarily aimed at postgraduates in the field of sonic art and electroacoustic music, although all are welcome to participate. This years event features a wide range of research papers with keynotes by: Norah Lorway (University of Birmingham), Tullis Rennie (SARC) and Lelio Camilleri (GB Martini Conservatory of Music). There are also installations to be seen alongside two concerts, and a listening room. We are pleased to announce that registration is now open at the following link: A standard rate of £45 will apply. Further details about the conference as well as the preliminary schedule can be viewed on the SSSP website: Please feel free to disseminate widely. Thank you. Best wishes, SSSP 2014

Manifeste-2014. Tribune

IRCAM - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 23:00

De la plume à la baguette (et vice versa) par Jérémie Szpirglas, journaliste et écrivain

L'Ircam à l'Apple Store Opéra

IRCAM - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 23:00

Présentation des derniers plugins et standalone sortis des labos de l'Ircam. Jeudi 19 juin

Portes ouvertes à l'Ircam

IRCAM - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 23:00

Les chercheurs de l'Ircam ouvrent les portes de leurs laboratoires. Samedi 14 juin, 15h-20h

Participation to FMA 2014

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:37
Nadine Kroher, Georgi Dzhambazov, Sertan Şentürk and Xavier Serra participate to the 4th International Workshop on Folk Music Analysis that takes place in Istanbul, Turkey, More Information:  FMA 2014

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SMC master thesis defense

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 16:03
1 Jul 2014 - 4 Jul 2014

What? SMC master students 2013/2014 defend their final projects on July 1st-4th

Where? Room 55.309 Tanger building

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Östersjö, Frisk and friends

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 19:29
Date:  Fri, 06/13/2014 - 7:30pm - 10:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert CCRMA welcomes back guitarist Stefan Östersjö and saxophonist Henrik Frisk to present a concert of works for instruments and electronics. Based in Sweden, Östersjö and Frisk will feature solo works as well as performing as a duo, and will also be joined by an ensemble of CCRMA performers for the second half of their program.


Nelson: Guitar Conduction #1 Taut Steel (w.p.) for electric guitar and electronics 
Frisk: Improvisation for sax and electronics
Frisk & Östersjö: Music from "Better Life" (film by Isaac Julien)  
Chafe: Remote Control
FREE Open to the Public osterjo_frisk.pdf

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