Sound and music computing

Feel like Doing a Master in Music Studies in Historic Amsterdam?

Do you want to become a Master in Music Studies at the University of Amsterdam? Find out more on our Music Studies website and go to the registration page. Deadline: 1 April 2015.

Hooked on Music: therapy for Alzheimer's disease?

“Where words fail, music speaks”, a commentary in the January edition of The Lancet Neurology on the Hooked on Music game.

An interactive interface for predominant pitch extraction, and its applications in singing evaluation, source separation and cover-version generation.

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 20:23
Date:  Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room [Knoll 315] Event Type:  DSP Seminar

Dr. Vishweshwara Rao, 
SensiBol Audio Technologies 

FREE Open to the Public

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FRI Will Be Presenting at the Informativa Fair

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 09:29

On Friday, 23rd, and on Saturday, 24th January, the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, UL, will be presenting at the Informativa education and career fair between 9.00 and 18.00, held at the Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre. 

Young Computer Enthusiasts Compete in the Nationals

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 00:00

Today, on 17 January 2015, The Bober National Computer Science Competition took place at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, organised by all three Slovenian universities, with the participation of the ACM association of Slovenia. 186 primary school students and 93 secondary school students attended this year. 

In Which the Smallest Gestures Become Epic

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 15:21

A Norwegian artist group, InEpic, are invited to KOCHI – MUZIRIS Biennial in India, to participate in the current conversation about women’s rights. Here, different topics of feminism are treated with different artistic expressions, with exhibitions and seminars. One of the artists who are participating is Gitte Sætre. BEK has assisted her in the preparation of video material for the biennial.

Info in Norwegian:
Den norske kunstnergruppen InEpic, som består av kunstnerne Nina Grieg, Bo Magnus og Gitte Sætre, stiller ut sammen med den indiske kunstneren Hema Upadhyay under Kochi-Muziris Biennalen fra 24.januar til 1.mars 2015. Biennalen er den største mønstringen av samtidskunst i India. Kurator er Malin Barth. De presenterer sine egne individuelle kunstnerskap, men inviterer til dialog gjennom samarbeid med andre.

Gitte Sætre, som BEK har assistert, presenterer 7 verk fra video performance serien Woman Cleaning, hvor hun oppsøker steder/objekter/situasjoner som krever vår oppmerksomhet og utøver symbolske botsøvelser. For mer info om prosjektet hennes, besøk “”:http//

InEpics tidligere utstillinger viser til hvordan selv de minste gester kan spille opp mot kroppslige og psykologiske rammeverk og nedarvede strukturer, i en politisk og personlig kontekst. Det underliggende fokuset på kvinners valg, samvittighet og frihet som både politisk og personlig erfaring, har videre ført til en undersøkende kobling mellom feminisme og demokratisk tankesett. Siden etableringen av InEpic våren 2012, har gruppen gjennomført flere utstillinger og work-shops i Norge og utlandet, og publisert flere tekstproduksjoner.

Gruppens utstilling In which the smallest gesture becomes epic vil stilles ut i The Backyard Civilization Gallery, et kunstnerdrevet og ikke-kommersielt galleri i byen Kochi i delstaten Kerala i India. Utstillingens kurator er Malin Barth, direktør for Stiftelsen 3.14 i Bergen. Journalist og produsent Riyas Babu står ansvarlig for en workshop og et seminar i etterkant av åpningen, med flere ledende indiske kunstnere og forfattere og den norske kunstnergruppen.

We should argue that there is every reason to explore the locations that enable us to imagine the world otherwise (from the Curator´s statement).

The exhibition is supported by OCA, NBK, Bergen kommune, and the Norwegian Embassy in India.

Time and place:
  • Kochi, India - 24/01/2015 to 01/03/2015


MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 14:12 is a new platform for sharing and evaluating instrumental samples developed by the MTG-UPF and KORG.

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Dimitri Bouche - Scheduling & Time Structures in Computer­ Assisted Composition

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 02:42
Date:  Wed, 02/04/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom Event Type:  Guest Colloquium Music composers’ work with computers is generally divided in the two distinct stages of composition and performance. Each stage requires specific methodology and software: computer-­aided composition involves time and high computation capabilities to produce complex musical scores, while performance and live rendering require reactive environments with precise real‐time constraints. Contemporary music composers permanently challenge these kinds of established categories, using unusual objects and behaviors in their music or considering the variations in performance as an actual part of the composition.
FREE Open to the Public

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Artist-in-residence opportunity, in collaboration with MUTEK festival

Phonos project - UPF - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 18:42

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As part of the activities related to the exhibition "Phonos 40 years of electronic music in Barcelona" we promote, together with the Mutek Festival and Museu de la Música, an artist-in-residence opportunity that will allow an artist to create a work using one of the synthesizers of the exhibition. The result of this work will be presented on March 5, 2015 at 7pm at the Museu de la Música as part of the activity "Instruments of a time: Modular Analog Synthesizers", which also includes a guided visit of the exhibition and a concert. This event is free and is part of the Mutek festival program.

Information about the artist-in-residence call: MUTEK, and Application.


Caçadors de Sons 2015

Phonos project - UPF - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 18:04


Caçadors de Sons (Hunters of Sounds) is back. This is the second edition of a project by Sons de Barcelona in collaboration with Fundació Miró.

In Caçadors de Sons we explore every corner of the Fundació Miró in sort of an adventure in teams. We go out to find and capture the sounds that are hidden in the most unlikely places.

Caçadors de Sons is an introductory workshop where we learn about the tools and methodologies of Sound art from the practice of field recording: active listening, use of portable recorders and special microphones and finally a sound composition is made collectively.

Information: Caçadors de Sons


Phonos 40 years of electronic music in Barcelona - Related activities

Phonos project - UPF - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 17:13

As part of the exhibition "Phonos 40 years of electronic music in Barcelona" we are organizing, in collaboration with the Museu de la Música and other institutions, a series of activities intended to complement and raise awareness of this history of Phonos, the instruments and devices of the exhibition, the music and the people who took part of the Phonos history.


- STOKOS, TAPES AND REACTABLE. Sunday 15 February 2015 at 12 pm. Concert. Included in the concert series "La Música del Museu" and “Sampler Series” of L'Auditori. With the composers-performers: Perfecto Herrera, Sergi Jordà and Pilar Subirà. Instruments: RSF Kobol synth, Reactable, percussion and Stokos. Works of Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny amongst others. Price: 7€ (includes admission to the museum). Presale at the reception of the Museum.


- PHONOS: SOUND FILES. Sundays 1 March and 17 May 2015 at 5:30 pm. Audition commented by Andrés Lewin-Richter. Works created in the 40 years of Phonos. Free admission.


- INSTRUMENTS OF A TIME: MODULAR ANALOG SYNTHESIZERS. Thursday 5 March 2015 at 7pm. Guided visit to the exhibition and concert. With Perfecto Herrera, Roc Jiménez de Cisneros and artist-in-residence to be announced. In collaboration with the MUTEK Festival. Free admission. Reservations must be done at


- SEE AND TOUCH THE SOUND: REACTABLE. Sunday 19 April 2015 at 5:30pm. Guided visit to the exhibition and demo by Sergi Jordà. Activity for families. Free admission.


- BARCELONA, ELECTRONIC CITY. Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 6:30pm. Guided visit and debate. Professionals in the world of musical creation, technology, research, training, festivals ..., will debate about the evolution of electronic music in Barcelona in the last decades. In collaboration with the Sonar Festival. Free admission. Reservations must be done at

Phonos 40 years of electronic music in Barcelona
Temporary exhibition: 18 December 2014 to 27 September 2015.

Museu de la Música de Barcelona
L'Auditori. C / Lepant 150, Barcelona.

With the support of:
Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya
Ajuntament de Barcelona
Music Technology Group - Universidad Pompeu Fabra

Update to Access Cards

Security has updated parts of the programming of the access cards. As a result some cards have stopped working. Please update your access card at an online reader first, then test again. If the door does not open after the update, please get in touch with one of the technicians.

Online readers to update your card can be found at following doors:
  • Queen's rear entrance
  • Main Entrance to the CTS
  • Rear Exit Clephan towards PACE
  • PACE main entrance
  • Courtyard Studio
  • Clephan 00.16

sg; 16.01.2015

Seeking a cultural and financial manager

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 16:29

The Music Technology Group of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Phonos Foundation are seeking a cultural and financial manager.

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Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 10:48

Kjersti Sundland and Anne Bang Steinsvik’s installation Conjoin opens at Bergen Kjøtt on Thursday 22. of January. BEK has collaborated with the artists to develop solutions that utilize audio signals as triggers for light and video images. Programming by Stian Remvik.

Kjersti Sundland|Anne Bang-Steinsvik

In this site specific work, Kjersti Sundland and Anne Bang-Steinsvik is using real time audio and video processing as an interface connecting the interior and external surroundings of the building. Participation is explored through levels of technological invasion and feedback connecting audience, performer and the projected image.

Nora Adwan|Lisa Nøttseter

Nora Adwan is working with dancer Lisa Nøttseter on a live and screen based work. Recorded from several angles, Lisa moves between images of herself mapped out in the space.

There will be continuous performances throughout the evening, alternating between the 2 works, Conjoin and Follower. 
The exhibition is supported by Funds for Artistic Research, Bergen academy of Art and Design.
Equipment, support and programming (Conjoin) by Stian Remvik, BEK – Bergen Centre for Electronic art.

Time and place:
  • Bergen Kjøtt - 22/01/2015 20:00
  • Bergen Kjøtt - 23/01/2015 20:00

Thomas Ankersmit - Physical and Psychoacoustic Phenomena in Performance

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 07:40
Date:  Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:15pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Guest Colloquium Before his concert later in the evening, Thomas Ankersmit will be discussing how physical and psychoacoustic phenomena such as sound reflections, infrasonic vibration, otoacoustic emissions, and highly directional projections of sound influence and are incorporated into his work.
FREE Open to the Public

Solaris, un opéra de Dai Fujikura

IRCAM - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 00:00

Suivez Saburo Teshigawara en repérage au Théâtre des Champs-Elysées et à l'Ircam avant la création mondiale le 5 mars.

La emoción sonora

Phonos project - UPF - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 15:49
Series: Tuesday, 2015, January 20 - 19:00


20.1.2015 - 19:00h

Blueproject Foundation C/ Princesa 57 Barcelona

Free admission


- Presentation of the book “La emoción sonora” by Josep Lluís Galiana,
with Josep Lluís Galiana, Josep Manuel Berenguer and Andres Lewin-Richter

- Electroacoustic Improvisation concert.
Josep Lluís Galiana, saxophones
Josep Manuel Berenguer, electronics


This book contributes to recover a portion of experiences, feelings, concerns and shared emotions in a particularly intense period of time, full of uncertainties and marked by a tumultuous turn of the millennium. This is a selection of musical writings about electroacoustic creation, free improvisation, sound art and experimental music: reviews, interviews and articles, mostly published in the Levante-EMV newspaper, but also notes from albums and concert programs, as well as some conference or unpublished monography.

with the support of:

Blueproject Foundation Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra



Natural Frequencies

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 22:35
Start: 2015-02-03 18:30 End: 2015-02-03 19:40

Music/Media Industry Lectures

Over the next 6 weeks there will be a series of special lectures given by various guests from the music/media industry. The timetable is below, entry is free to anyone who is interested.

All lectures take place in Q1.10 at 6pm.

Monday 12th January - Terry Bamber, cinema assistant director and production manager (FILM)
Monday 19th January - Steve Parkinson, Managing Director London Radio, Bauer Media (RADIO)
Monday 26th January - Emily Asher, Television Floor Manager (TV)

Monday 2nd February - Neil Robinson, cinema visual effects (FILM)
Monday 9th February - Mervyn Lyn, ex-record exec, now music and sports promotions (MUSIC)
Monday 16th February - Tim Garbutt, one half of the Utah Saints, music production and industry (MUSIC)


Networking of Slovenian Network Experts

FRI - News and Events - Mon, 01/12/2015 - 00:00

On Thursday, 15 January, a conference will take place in lecture hall P19 entitled ‘Networking of Slovenian Network Experts’.

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