Sound and music computing

eContact! 16.1 — Jeu de Temps / Times Play 2013 (JTTP 2013)

Canadian Electroacoustic Community (CEC) - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 19:53

14th edition of the CEC’s annual Jeu de temps / Times Play project, which promotes the work of young and emerging Canadian sound artists. (September 2013)

14e édition du projet annuel de la CEC, Jeu de temps / Times Play, qui soutient le travail de jeunes artistes canadien(ne)s. (septembre 2013)

SMART Cognitive Science Programme Fall/Winter 2014/2015 is out

SMART Cognitive Science is an initiative of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam. It organizes lectures, meetings and discussions, offline and online, to highlight the important contributions to cognitive science from traditional humanities disciplines. SMART is an acronym for Speech & language, Music, Art, Reasoning & Thought. The activities are organized in close collaboration with Amsterdam Brain and Cognition (ABC), in which also the Faculties of Science, Medicine, Social Science and Economics & Econometrics participate.

IRMAS: A Dataset for Instrument Recognition in Musical Audio Signals

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:22

We are glad to announce the release of a dataset for Instrument Recognition in Musical Audio Signals (IRMAS dataset).

More Information:  IRMAS dataset website

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In tabla - Octavi Rumbau

Phonos project - UPF - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:14
Series: Thursday, 2014, October 23 - 19:30 In tabla by Octavi Rumbau 23.10.2014 - 19:30h Sala Polivalent UPF Poblenou (Edifici Tànger)
C/ Roc Boronat 138
Free admission   Presentation of the work IN TABLA by Octavi Rumbau, a work that uses the electronics to explore the sounds of tabla, a percussion instrument used in the traditional music of India.
For this concert will feature tabla performer Rémi Durupt.

IN TABLA received a Phonos grant for musical projects creation, and has had the support of the researcher Ajay Srinivasamurthy (MTG).



with the support of:

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



Studio Induction Refresher For 2nd Year Students

The two 'Studio Induction Refresher' sessions for second year students are taking place on:

  • Friday, 03.10.2014 at 11am, starting in front of Courtyard studio (CL 0.45)
  • Tuesday, 07.10.2014 at 11.45am, starting in front of Clephan 3.01

For comments or special wishes/needs please get in touch with the technicians. sg


Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:32

SPOR festival for contemporary music and sound art invites composers and sound artists to submit a proposal for a new work to be realized at SPOR 2015, Aarhus, DK.



The proposal may describe a wide range of projects, from works for ensemble and music theatre pieces to sound art installations.
In 2015 the festival will focus on practices within music theatre and opera, how we create and present works keeping the history and tradition present but updated to the world of today. Opera and music theatre has a very strong tradition for retaining an authentic and historically based performance practice when speaking of the music – it is allowed to interfere with some elements (like updating scenography, characters, the history etc.), but the music itself and the score is often understood as sacred.
SPOR festival 2015 will bring this fact to discussion and shows the exuberant development that happens in music theatre and opera these years. We therefore ask for spectacular proposals that reflect or question these tendencies.

The proposal should reflect the theme of the festival, handle it either concrete or more abstract.

The call for proposals is open to all types of composers and sound artists, from all over the world. You may only submit in one proposal. An international jury will judge the proposals and choose five proposals to be realized at SPOR 2015. Each selected composer/artist/group of artists will receive a fee of € 1.000 for realizing the work. SPOR will cover travel expenses of up to € 200 and provide two night’s accommodation in Aarhus, Denmark.

The jury members for Call for Proposals 2015 are:

Francois Sarhan (FR, composer)
Line Tjørnhøj (DK, composer)
Rainer Nonnenmann (DE, writer, editor and musicologist)
Yannis Kyriakides (CY, composer and sound artist)
Erik Dæhlin (NO , performer Call ensemble)
Anna Berit Asp Christensen & Anne Marqvardsen (festival directors, SPOR).

The jury’s decision is final and cannot be legally challenged.

• Type of works: Acoustic, electronic, electro-acoustic; ensemble piece, solo performance, music theatre or sound installation.
• Duration: For ensemble pieces and performances max. 15 min. Sound installations will run through the whole festival.
• Ensemble/performers/instruments available:

NING ensemble: Erik Dæhlin (percussion) & Amund Sjølie Sveen (percussion) with Silje Aker Johnsen (vocal, contemporary dance).
NING ensemble works with the physical, theatrical and visual aspects of musical performance. Both percussionists work as musicians, performers, composers, stage managers and installation artists. The ensemble wish to create up-to-date contemporary art at the intersection of musi c and performance; musical, physical and conceptual moments in the gap between the poetic and the discursive, both within and outside of the stage. A central theme in the work of the ensemble is how music and the role of the musician exist in an interdisciplinary work. In this process NING has collaborated with a number of other artists among these are vocalist Silje Aker Johnsen. Silje Johnsen has a strong focus on contemporary vocal music, as well as the baroque and classical coloratura repertory. She feels equally at home in extended vocal techniques as in classical singing. Her scenic experience is versatile, ranging from opera roles and concerts, to theatre, performance, improvisation as well as contemporary dance.
Examples of their performances and more info can be found here.
Contact: Erik Dæhlin, daehlin (a) gmail (.) com
More info:;
The ensemble can be used in its existing form as well as soloists.

• Technical provision: 1 projector + screen; 1 stereo sound-system (with a small mixer); 4 microphones.
• Further instrumentalists, performers or technical equipment must be provided by the artist/composer.
• Non-technical items such as costumes, scenery and materials for installations must be provided by the artist/composer.

• Concert and staged works will be presented at one of the main venues of the festival.
• Installations can be presented at various venues in Aarhus (indoor/outdoor), agreed with the festival.

• Fill out the PDF-form with your personal info, a short description of your proposal and links to 2-3 sound or video files t hat represent your work from the last 5 years.
• Maximum 2 pages of text as PDF describing one work that you wish to create and realize at the SPOR festival 2015 + link to streaming of video and/or sound file sketches (optional).
Please name the file “Proposal_text”.
• CV. Please name the file “CV”.
• Accompanying scores in PDF format are also welcome but optional.

1. Nov. 2014: Deadline for sending in proposals.
Primo January 2015: The 5 chosen proposals will be announced in the SPOR newsletter and via social media platforms.
1. March 2015: Deadline for delivering scores, parts and technical riders
7.-10. May 2015: Performance/presentation at SPOR 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark

• call (a) sporfestival (.) dk

Download the Call for Proposals as pfd.

Arduino workshop NEW DATES

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 14:28

Søren Andreasen will hold an Arduino workshop at BEK. The workshop fee is 500,- NOK, for this you get an Arduino Uno Kit to work on. New dates for the workshop is 24. NOV – 28. NOV. Beginners from Monday 24. and more experienced from Wednesday 26.

Beginners and those who need to brush up on the very basics, get a brief introduction to hardware KITs and the Arduino software Monday 24. and Tuesday 25. November between 16.00 – 21.00

Wednesday 26. – Friday 28. we follow up those who have a little experience with Arduino before and those who have their own projects they need help to get on with. Søren will also bring a proposal for a project for those who need some startspray. For this he use some solenoids, servo motors and a bunch of nobs and lights for you to work on. Wednesday and Thursday we also start at 16.00 and keep it going until we’re eighter finished or excausted, or both. Friday we sum up between 16.00 – 19.00.

This workshop costs 500,- NOK. For this you get a starting KIT and some things to work on (worth the workshop fee). If you need to use servos and solenoids, you pay the actual costs if you want to take them with you after the cource. You need to bring your own laptop. And it would be nice if you bring some power supplys (5 – 36 V) or some toy instruments or other electronic toys.

Workshop holder is Søren Andreasen,
He did a similar workshop at BEK last year.
Join by mailing us at bekatbekdotno

Spread this information happily on to those you think might be interested.

Time and place:
  • BEK - 24/11/2014 to 28/11/2014

Dirty Electronics Ensemble

Dirty Electronics will resume regular activities at De Montfort University, Leicester every Thursday evening 6:00 – 8:00, PACE Building, Studio 1.

The first session will be Thursday, 16 October. Participation is open to all. If you have any questions email John Richards: Read about Dirty Electronics in the Wire. More info at:

Lydlandskap at Visningsrommet USF

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 10:53

September 28. Line Hvoslef opens her new solo show. Hvoslef’s distinctive non-figurative and fabulating imagery is combined with sound and mechanics in this large scale installation. Søren Andreasen has develod the technical solutions. Trond Lossius will open the exhibition.

I prosjektet ”Lydlandskap” går jeg ett skritt videre og utforsker mulighetene for å behandle lyden fra enkle instrumenter og la denne komme til uttrykk i ulike høyttalere og lyskilder montert i en vegg. Instrumenter, høyttalere, brytere, knotter og lyskilder integreres i et visuelt uttrykk slik at lyd og bilde skal fungere sammen. Konkrete ting som for eksempel en spilledåse eller en dreieskive fra en gammel telefon blir visuelt bundet sammen av abstrakte former og figurer og skal sammen danne et ”landskap”. Videre ønsker jeg at tilskuer/tilhører aktivt skal delta ved å sveive, skru og ”spille” på de forskjellige elementene i veggen.

Hensikten er ikke å lage en bevegelig vegg der publikums handling kommer til uttrykk i en eller annen mekanisk reaksjon, men heller at publikums Aksjon skal være mekanisk, og at Reaksjonen skal være digitalisert lyd.
I ”Lydlandskap” skal publikum oppleve en direkte sammenheng mellom handling og reaksjon.

Lydlandskap is supported by Bergen kommune, and BEK has contributed with project room, exchange, know-how, equipment and funding.

Time and place:
  • Visningsrommet USF - 28/09/2014 18:00
  • Visningsrommet USF - 29/09/2014 to 12/10/2014

New students in the SMC master program

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 16:00

In this new academic year 2014-2015, seventeen new students have joined the Master in Sound and Music Computing:

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Nacht van de Klassieke Muziek [Dutch]

Vrijdagavond 19 september zond de NTR op NPO 2 de Hart & Ziel Nacht van de Klassieke Muziek uit, een televisieprogramma rond de NPO Radio 4 Hart & Ziel Lijst. Wegens een technische storing was de uitzending niet live te zien, maar pas een uur later dan gepland. Voor degenen die de uitzending om die reden gemist hebben, wordt deze zondagmiddag 28 september om 13.00 uur herhaald in het tijdslot van NTR Podium.

Module change deadline

Year 2 and 3 students, please be aware that no module changes are allowed after two weeks from start of term. Thus the effective deadline to submit a Module Change form to FOTAC, including signatures from both tutors, is Friday, October 10.

New piece by HITYAMAC

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 16:24

For the finissage for the exhibition “Dynamiske konstanter” in an old factory building in Ytre Arna outside of Bergen, HITYAMAC will perform a new site-specific piece.

HITYAMAC is short for “have i told you about my arctic childhood”.

It is a live concept with improvised music, video art and live visual arts performance. The expression can be described, both visually and auditive, as silent, organic and lingering, with a focus on details.

A performance acts as an associative story telling where the content to a large extent will change from time to time, both because of context, and with most of it being improvised.

Thematically they work with nordic identity, around cycles in nature and the relationship man – nature.

HITYAMAC consist of:
Henrik Koppen
Torgeir Hovden Standal
Torkjell Hovland

BEK supports with equipment.

Time and place:
  • Ytre Arna - 27/09/2014 19:00


Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 16:16

The performance BLIND by Anita Bjørkli & Runar Bruteig Olsen you can see at Cornerteatret 3. og 4. October. We’re invited to a performance where the balance between stage and audience is disturbed. By tickets here

The audience will use headsets to hear the sound of the performance, and the actors will be blindfolded. Parts of Maurice Maeterlincks text The Blind will be played in the headsets and the actors will try not to let time run away from them.

The performance is in english, and put up in Søylesalen at Cornerteatret!

Actors: Karen Eide Bøen, Anita Bjørkli, Marija Baranauskaite and Sara Bruteig Olsen
Direction and sound: Runar Bruteig Olsen
Video: Anita Bjørkli
Scenography consultant: Silje Sandodden Kise
Producer: Anna Borcherding
Poster: Dino Dikic

Supported by Bergen Kommune and BEK has contributed with equipment and consultations along the way.

Time and place:
  • BEK - 03/10/2014 to 04/10/2014

Arduino workshop POSTPONED

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 15:42

Søren Andreasen will hold an Arduino workshop at BEK. The workshop fee is 500,- NOK. Unfortunately we have to postpone the workshop. New dates will be available soon. Meanwhile, go and see Sørens work with Line Hvoslef at Visningsrommet USF. Opens on Sunday 28th.

Workshop holder will be Søren Andreasen,
He did a similar workshop at BEK last year.

Time and place:
  • BEK - 29/09/2014 to 03/10/2014

MUST3021 Advanced Creative Projects: initial meeting Week 1

Could all students working on MUST3021 this year please come along to PACE Studio 1 at 3.00pm next Monday (September 29), for an introduction and overview of the year?

IRCAMAX Volume 1

IRCAM - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00

Sortie officielle de ce nouvel outil pour le traitement et la manipulation des sons en temps réel.

»Star Wars – Episode VII« Exhibition Opening

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00

On Friday, 26 September at 18.00h, during Researchers’ Night at our faculty, Večna pot 113, the »Star Wars: Episode VII« exhibition will open. The exhibition is the result of an interfaculty project for which students of the University of Ljubljana have created their own vision for the upcoming film.

The Traditional Freshers Reception 2014

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00

On Tuesday, 30 September 2014, the traditional freshers reception will take place at Kongresni trg, where the university rector, the deans, the president of the Student Council of the University of Ljubljana and the Mayor of Ljubljana will welcome the freshers and their parents.

67th Seminar FRI: The Symbolic Aggregate approXimation method and its applications to time series.

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 23:00

On Friday, 26 September, 2014 at 10.15 in P22, the 67th seminar FRI will be hosted by the Faculty of Computer and Information science. Dr. Petros Karvelis will be giving a lecture about The Symbolic Aggregate approXimation method and its applications to time series.

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