Sound and music computing

Visible Bits, Audible Bytes - Today! Free!

MTI’s annual audio-visual festival – a feast for ear and eye – everyone welcome!
Vital for all MTI and MTP students – all sound and image, creative projects, sound installation. Essential for concert reports, too!  Completely free! (DMU ID card also gets you a discount at Phoenix bar!)
Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG
Box Office: 0116 242 2800Wednesday 12th March 2014 3pm till lateVisible Bits, Audible Bytes- a one day festival curated by Andrew Hill.
An award-winning sound and visual artist from Canada is coming to Leicester as part of a one day festival at Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre. Nicolas Bernier, from Montreal, Quebec will be launching an exhibition and performing at the Visible Bits, Audible Bytes festival on Wed 12th March. Nicolas will be headlining the festival, fresh from being recognised as one of the finest artists in his field with the top prize at the prestigious Ars Electronica festival in Linz, Austria. Visible Bits, Audible Bytes also features talks and performances from a range of national and international artists, including Alo Allik, Ryo Ikeshiro, Thierry Gauthier, François Bayle and Piotr Kamler.The event begins at 3pm and is completely free. Places can be booked via the Phoenix box office and website. Nicolas’s exhibition Frequencies (a) will launch at the event and continue at Phoenix until the 22nd March. An installation of sound and light, the artwork merges the piercing hum of mechanically-triggered tuning forks with pure digital soundwaves. Streams of light burst in harmony with the forks, alternately illuminating the exhibition in stark white light and plunging it into complete darkness.
Programme for the day –Talks
3pm – 3:30pm: Alo Allik
3:30 – 4pm: Ryo Ikeshiro - Audiovisualisation
4pm – 4:30pm: Paul Prudence
4:30 – 5pm: Nicholas Bernier – ‘Frequencies’ Series of Works
ca.5.00pm - opening of Bernier's Frequencies (a) installation in the DMU cube @ Phoenix
6.30-8.00pm Main Concert (Screen 2) – Audio-visual works
Len Lye - Colour Box
Thierry Gauthier - Portrait D’une Femme
Ryo Ikeshiro - Construction in Kneading
Norman McLaren - Begone Dull Care
François Bayle and Piotr Kamler - L'Expérience Acoustique: Métaphore + Lignes et points
Nicolas Bernier - Frequencies (Synthetic Variations)
From 9.00pm VJs in Bar
Alo Allik – VJ set
Paul Prudence - Transphormetic
Justin Bennett - Raw Materials

About the artistsNicolas Bernier creates sound performances, installations, live electronics, and moving image. His sound is somewhere between the old and the new. It is electronic music made from objects of the past: typewriter, old machines, tuning forks, soundscape memories and musical instruments. Estonian artist Alo Allik has performed his audio-visual works, compositions, eclectic DJ sets and live electronic music throughout the world. UK-based Japanese artist Ryo Ikeshiro’s works include live audio-visual performances, interactive installations, electronic music, and soundtracks.Thierry Gauthier is a Canadian composer and visual artist with an experimental approach to composition. François Bayle, born in Madagascar, is one of the most distinguished living composers of electronic music, having headed the prestigious Groupe de Recherches Musicales from 1966-97. Piotr Kamler is a renowned Polish filmmaker known for his cutting edge work in animation. [SE 27.02]

Anssi Klapuri - Gamified musical instrument learning: music processing techniques and learning curve optimization

CCRMA-Stanford University - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:42
Date:  Wed, 03/19/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm Location:  Rm 217, CCRMA classroom, 660 Lomita Drive, Stanford Event Type:  Colloquium  Playing a musical instrument and playing video games share certain similarities as activities. That has enabled successful music-oriented games such as Rock Band or Guitar Hero, but even more importantly, gamified e-learning applications seem to have particularly high potential for learning certain aspects of musical instrument skills. This talk shares experiences from developing the game GuitarBots, where any real guitar is used as a game controller and the microphone signal is analyzed to figure out the user’s actions. Open to the Public

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58th seminar FRI: Multi-Pivot Quicksort: Theory and Experiments

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 00:00

On Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 at 13.15 in P3, the 59th Seminar FRI will be hosted by the Faculty of Computer and Information science.

Reports from four international conferences in SMC

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 18:30

Time: Tue 2014-03-11 15.15 - 16.15

Location: Room 1537 at Lindstedtsvägen 3

Reports from ISMIR 2013 - The International Society for Music Information Retrieval, ISon 2013 - Interactive Sonification Workshop, and 2nd International Voice Symposium.

Interstitial Space - Première

Phonos project - UPF - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 16:12
Series: Thursday, 2014, March 20 - 19:30

20.03.2014 - 19:30h

Sala Polivalent UPF Poblenou (Edifici Tànger)
C/ Roc Boronat 138
Free admission


Presentation of the project INTERSTITIAL SPACE by Mikel R. Nieto, that received a Phonos creation grant.   This is a project about the soundscape of natural areas of Delta of Llobregat and El Prat airport in Barcelona.
  The presentation of the project is a merge between concert, installation and sound documentary, with recordings made at El Prat de Llobregat (Barcelona).  

with the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Fundación SGAE Ajuntament del Prat de Llobregat Consorci dels Espais Naturals del Delta del Llobregat Centre cultural La Capsa Soinumapa Audiolab




Summer research internships at the University of Stanford

FRI - News and Events - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 00:00

The University of Stanford Computer Science department  in cooperation with the American Slovenian Education Foundation is offering two summer research internship positions at the University of Stanford for undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University of Ljubljana.

L'Ircam sur Dailymotion

IRCAM - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 17:56

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

Selected Topics in Speech Synthesis and Multimodal Communication

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 17:44

Time: Mon 2014-03-10 15.00 - 17.00

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

CCRMA TeleConcert

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 20:16
Date:  Sat, 03/15/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  Bing Studio Event Type:  Concert CCRMA presents an evening of Distributed Ensembles and New Music from around the world in real time

Live performances from Switzerland, France, Virginia, Newfoundland, Colombia/Brazil and Kansas City connect across the internet as performers around the globe Jack-in to Stanford's Bing Studio and play in real-time with their Stanford counterparts.  The evening will be presented using CCRMA's immersive 24.6 speaker system, surrounding the audience in a spectacularly clear sound field.

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3D head pose and gaze tracking using remote RGB-D sensors

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Fri, 03/07/2014 - 11:29

Time: Fri 2014-04-04 14.00 - 15.00

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


Phonos project - UPF - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 18:19
Series: Tuesday, 2014, March 18 - 19:30


18.03.2014 - 19:30h

Sala Polivalent UPF Poblenou (Edifici Tànger)
C/ Roc Boronat 138
Free admission  

Conference and audition by Andrés Lewin-Richter presenting some works of himself and other composers as part of the history of Phonos and electroacoustic music in Barcelona in the last 40 years.

Excerpts from the following works will be presented:

Gabriel Brncic Agua (1976) Javier Navarrete    Preludios (1976) Andrés Lewin-Richter Música Electroacústica (1985) Josep M.Mestres Quadreny Espai Sonor 2 frg (1976) Lluis Callejo Estructuras 6502_4 (1982) Andrés Lewin-Richter    Quorum (1983) Mercè Capdevila  Gramatges (1983) Josep Manuel Berenguer El ponent excesiu (1985) Andrés Lewin-Richter Desfigurat (1986) Jep Nuix     L'inizio (1986) Andrés Lewin-Richter Verra la norte (1988) Andrés Lewin-Richter   Frullato (1990) Jep Nuix  Pensant en Nono (1990) Andrés Lewin-Richter    Caminando (2002) Gaspar Lukacs Esguep  Pregones de Barcelona (2002) Andrés Lewin-Richter      Omaggio a Berio: Sequenza per Tuba (2003)

This lecture-concert takes place in the framework of the Jornades de música electrònica Caudorella, and is part of a series of activities that will be done during 2014 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the creation of Phonos.

with the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Fundación SGAE


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THE SOUNDS OF LLOBREGAT RIVER DELTA. Second edition of workshops.

Phonos project - UPF - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 16:27
After the first edition of workshops "El Delta del Llobregat Sona" last fall involving about 140 students from El Prat de Llobregat, from next week we will have the second editions of workshops that will last the entire month of March. These workshops for high school students, explore the soundscape of the natural areas of the Llobregat Delta in order to deepen the understanding of biodiversity and promote environmental interest.
Students of the Baldiri Guilera, Riera Baixa and Salvador Dalí schools of El Prat, will participate in this second edition. We will visit Cal Tet and Can Camins areas.   These workshops are included within the "Sound Maps of Nature" project, supported by Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) and Ajuntament del Prat.




Utrecht Network Summer School/University of Hull: Academic English

FRI - News and Events - Thu, 03/06/2014 - 00:00

On the UL website you can find a call for applications for the ACADEMIC ENGLISH Utrecht Network Summer School.

Vær med å spre programmering til barn!

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:34

Lærelystne og ivrige knotteknøtt (les:barn med lyst til å lære mer via tastaturet) treng deg for å få ein morsom introduksjon til programmering!

Har du, eller nokon du kjenner, moglegheit til å spandere eit par timer på å rettleie/undervise i Scratch ( ein av desse plassane:

Eidsvåg skole (7. klassetrinn, 4 kvelder, dato ikkje satt,

Møhlenpris skole (4.-7.klassetrinn, 2 kvelder: 3. april og 8. april kl. 17-19,

Bergen off. Bibliotek (8-12 år, 6 torsdager, kl 18-19:30, første gang 6.mars

Det er veldig moro å knotte sammen med kidsene! Ta kontakt om du kan vera med, eller spør kollegaer eller venner om dei har lyst.

Venleg helsing,

Inger, Mari og Sverre Helge på Bergen Offentlige bibliotek- Anne Marthe på BEK videreformidler kontakt om du vil bidra! Send meg en mail

Invitation to event with Jeff Jonas and Borut Pahor

FRI - News and Events - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:45

The Network of Ideas organisation is setting up an event hosting two main speakers: the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor and IBM Fellow Jeff Jonas, Chief Scientist in the field of analytics. The topic of the discussion will be the future of internet, big data and internet privacy.

Ford Challenges Developers Worldwide

FRI - News and Events - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:43

Ford challenges developers worldwide to build congestion-busting apps using the OpenXC research platform:

  • With the Traffic Tamer App, Ford will challenge developers from all over the world and invite them to build applications to reduce traffic congestion.
  • Developers will access the data from their vehicles via Ford's OpenXC research platform, including GPS coordinates, including if their windscreen wipers and headlamps are on.
  • The development of the Traffic Tamer App Challenge, which was introduced in London last year, has inspired competitions in open innovations with mass financing in five cities in Asia, Africa, North and South America and Europe. The application will be able to provide drivers or automated vehicles with the latest information on traffic, road and weather conditions.

Wayla Chambo, flute and electronics

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 22:55
Start: 2014-04-06 16:00 End: 2014-04-06 18:00

Access to Queen's Studios ONLY with Student Card

We have identified the issue with the booking system for Queen's studios and put the doors on lock again. For studio doors in the CTS to open from now on you need to:

  1. Have a valid booking (
  2. UPDATE your student swipe card for EVERY BOOKING at an online card reader BEFORE you try to enter the studio.

Online card readers can be found at the entrance to the CTS or at the rear entrance to Queen's building:

If you have any problems accessing the studios, contact the technicians (Q1.38 or email). Please help us trace the issue by stating your name, p-number and the time you tried to access the door.

During office hours technicians will help you. Out of hours, Security (ext. 7642) can be reached via the phones at the rear entrance of Queen’s building and in classroom Q1.31.


Postgraduate study at MTI

We know a number of you are interested in continuing with postgraduate study at MTI. Prof Leigh Landy will provide a presentation on postgraduate study in MTI and answer questions at a special session for you: Wed, 19 March, 4:00, in PACE Studio 1.  This will include a tour the MTI Research Centre facilities (including the 32-channel diffusion room, the audiovisual lab, and the sound art lab). Though this is primarily aimed at year-three students, we heartily welcome year-one and year-two students who want to know more about postgraduate study!


Entretien avec Hèctor Parra

IRCAM - Mon, 03/03/2014 - 00:00

Réécoutez l'émission Le Magazine sur France Musique autour du monodrame "Te craindre en ton absence" (4 au 8 mars aux Bouffes du Nord).

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