Sound and music computing

Compositional models for audio processing

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 17:47
Date:  Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room (Top Floor of the Knoll) Event Type:  Hearing Seminar Compositional models of audio, including those based on non-negative matrix factorisation (NMF), explicitly consider the fact that sound components combine largely constructively in the composition of more complex sounds. The use of compositional models has yielded state-of-the-art results in many audio processing tasks, such as sound source separation and music content analysis. In this presentation, I will give an overview of compositional model approaches to noise-robust automatic speech recognition (ASR) and discuss methods to build a dictionary of sound components. I will then show how compositional models can also be used to learn recurrent acoustic patterns representing words or phrases, with as application the construction of a language-independent vocal interface. FREE Open to the Public

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SMC researchers at CTM Open Day 2015

SMC Group, INESC Porto - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 13:09
SMC Researchers take part in the demo session of the CTM Open Day Many thanks to Eunice Oliveira for giving permission to use the photos.


Phonos project - UPF - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 11:23
Saturday, 2015, May 16 - 20:00



16.05.15 - 20.00h

Blueproject Foundation

C/Princesa 57


Free Admission




Sytse Wierenga: Drums

Paul Verschure: Lead vocal/guitar

Mónica Sánchez de Francisco: Saxohpone
  Armin Duff: Trumpet   David Dalmazzo: Bass

Santiago Brandi: Bass

Maria Blancas Muñoz: Keyboard

Alberto Betella: Saxophone


Supported by:

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

Call for Papers: Reseach Topic in Rhythm Cognition

The evolution of rhythm cognition: timing in music and speech | Frontiers Research Topic ––– Deadline: 24 June 2015.

ManiFeste-2015. Bande-annonce

IRCAM - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 23:00

Découvrez en vidéo la programmation du festival : 20 créations dans 13 lieux parisiens + journée exceptionnelle de portes ouvertes.

Guest Colloquium: Roger Schwenke - Designing the Meyer Sound Constellation System @ Lathrop Library

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 20:20
Date:  Wed, 05/13/2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm Location:  Room 282 at Lathrop Library Event Type:  Guest Colloquium Did you know that the Meyer Sound Constellation System is installed in Room 282 at Lathrop Library? Come to this talk by Meyer Sound Staff Scientist Roger Schwenke, PhD, on the design and implementation of the Constellation System. 1-hour talk followed by a few minutes for questions/discussion.

At major venues throughout the world, Dr. Roger Schwenke has made acoustic measurements and recommendations, and designed and tuned Constellation Electroacoustic Architecture Systems.
FREE Open to the Public

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Making Speech Content Sound Better

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 17:57
Date:  Fri, 05/08/2015 - 11:30am - 1:00pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar CCRMA alumnus and Adobe Researcher, Gautham Mysore will lead Friday’s Hearing Seminar with a discussion about how we can improve the quality of audio. Professional quality audio is not trivial to create. Can we build tools that make it easier?

Last week at the CCRMA Hearing Seminar we talked about how to measure the quality of a speech signal. This week we talk about how to make it sound better.

Who: Gautham Mysore
What: Making Speech Content Better
When: Friday May 8 at 11:30AM
Where: CCRMA Seminar Room
Why: Because better audio quality is always better

Title: FREE Open to the Public

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Participation to AES Convention 2015

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 16:22

Oriol Romaní and Xavier Serra participate to the 138th International AES Convention, that will take place in Warsaw, Poland, from May 7th to 10th

More Information:  138th AES Convention

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[Internal Research Colloquium] May 6th: John Granzow/Tim O'Brien/Darius Mostowfi/Jonathan Abel, Fernando Lopez-Lezcano, Eoin Callery/Jonathan Abel

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 05/04/2015 - 06:03
Date:  Wed, 05/06/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:45pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom (Room 217) Event Type:  Internal Colloquium Please join us for three conference-style presentations from 1) John Granzow, Tim O'Brien, Darius Mostowfi, and Jonathan Abel; 2) Fernando Lopez-Lezcano; and 3) Eoin Callery and Jonathan Abel.

John Granzow, Tim O'Brien, Darius Mostowfi, and Jonathan Abel: An Open-Source Spherical Microphone Array Design We present a spherically baffled 32 channel microphone array for spatial sound recording. Mechanical, acoustical, electrical and computational challenges are discussed.
Fernando Lopez-Lezcano: NaN2 (Not a Number Squared): facing the music FREE Open to the Public

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Barry Ridge: When the robot was a baby

FRI - News and Events - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 23:00

Nobody tells babies - they must discover for themselves - that bricks can be toppled, that toys can be thrown, and that glasses make noise (when dropped).

Troy Rogers - The MEARIS Concept: Making Music with Modular Electro-Acoustic Robotic Instrument Systems

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 20:54
Date:  Thu, 05/14/2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Guest Lecture In this presentation, Rogers will discuss various aspects of his creative work with musical robots and other devices, with a focus on hybrid robotic instrument systems in which the robotic aspect can function as an automatically tunable acoustic filter as well as acoustic sound source, a scenario which gives rise to increased parametric depth and expressive potential.

FREE Open to the Public

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Modulations Festival 2015 Featuring Teebs

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 21:52
Date:  Sat, 05/02/2015 - 7:00pm - Sun, 05/03/2015 - 12:00am Location:  CCRMA Courtyard Event Type:  Concert The Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics (CCRMA), Stanford Concert Network, and Stanford Arts Institute present Modulations 2015, CCRMA's annual outdoor electronic music festival featuring Teebs and a stacked lineup of student electronic acts. After the the sun goes down, we'll have some live visual artists perform stunning stage visuals behind our performers. So bring your friends, hang out on the lawn, and indulge yourself in this incredible audio-visual experience.

David Grunzweig
Alta Mar
Kurt Werner
Yan Michalevsky
Ethan Geller and Friends
FREE Open to the Public

Community Performance Project: Game of Hymns

Bret Battey has been commissioned to work with Drum and Brass Leicester to develop a new improvisatory rule-based performance built around hymns traditionally played by community bands. The project is called Game of Hymns. The project will meet May 24, May 31, and June 6, and then perform at the Riverside Festival on June 7. If you are interested in participating, more information is available at .

Opportunity to Volunteer: Phoenix Digital Sparks

Phoenix is looking for a team of friendly, reliable volunteers to help deliver a week of free digital delights as part of The Spark Festival at Phoenix, Can you help?During the festival Phoenix will be transformed into a digital playground, with a wide range of activities from Water Light Graffiti and Mouth Headed Aliens,  to robot playgrounds and DIY musical instruments. As a Digital Sparks Volunteer you’ll help to supervise all these activities and more. You’ll also be a first point of contact for visitors to the festival and gather audience feedback for our events.Tuesday 26th May – Friday 29th May 2015
Event activities open from 11am – 4pm all days
Volunteers needed from 10am – 4.30pmWhat Digital Sparks will need from you:
  • An enjoyment and enthusiasm for working with children and families, and preferably previous experience of this.
  • An ability to communicate in a clear a friendly manner.
  • Reliability and the ability to commit to volunteer for one day of the festival or (preferably!) more.
What Digital Sparks can offer you:
  • Hands on and enjoyable work experience in a good natured environment
  • An opportunity to learn more about working with children in an artistic setting
  • A free cinema voucher per day of volunteering
  • Lunch provided by Phoenix on the day of volunteering
  • Free refreshments throughout the day
If you’re interested please email Radojka at by Friday 15th May with an expression of interest.  Please also include the days and times you will be able to volunteer.

Max/MSP Day+Night School

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 01:48
Start: 2015-07-13 10:00 End: 2015-07-17 21:00

Developments in Partner Robot Technology

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 18:58

Time: Tue 2015-04-28 15.00 - 17.00

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

Type of event: Seminars

Classical Indian Music - Carnatic Music

Phonos project - UPF - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 15:32

Pompeu Fabra University Multipurpose Hall 

Roc Boronat 138

08018 Barcelona

Free Admission

  Carnatic music is an important classical musical tradition of Southern India that has evolved over the centuries as an oral tradition. The melodies and rhythms of this music are based on the concepts of rāga and tāla. The compositions with various forms of improvisation acquire an important role in the performance, resulting in a unique musical experience. 

This activity is part of the research project CompMusic MTG and is included within the Art Music of the World concert series.


In association with:

CompMusic Project

Supported by:

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



Chris Cree Brown: Seminar & Concert, 29 April 2015

(Please note that this seminar is in GH3.54 instead of CL0.19)

Chris Cree Brown (University of Canterbury, NZ), will be visiting MTI on Wednesday the 29 April 2015 to deliver a seminar and concert of his work Pilgrimage to Gallipoli.

Chris Cree Brown's visit will have two parts:

13.00-14.30 – Gateway House Room GH3.54A talk on the origins and ideas behind the work

16.00-17.30 – PACE Building, Studio 1, Richmond Street : A performance of Pilgrimage to Gallipoli


ANZAC (‘Australia and New Zealand Army Corps’) day is celebrated on the 25th April each year, the anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in 1915 during the First World War. This year is thus the centenary. In 2008 the New Zealand composer Chris Cree Brown completed a dramatic radiophonic work which bears witness to these events – it can be performed over a loudspeaker system in a concert hall as will be the case when the composer visits DMU on Wednesday 29th April. Pilgrimage to Gallipoli is an extensive radiophonic work of 85 minutes in two parts. It is the result of more than 14 years of research, audio recordings, and compilation. The work includes recordings Chris made during visits to ANZAC day commemorations at ANZAC cove in 1994 and 2000, along with interviews, site-specific recordings and historic sonic material. His sabbatical leave in 2008 allowed him sufficient space and time essential to compiling this creative response to one of this country’s defining events.


Chris Cree Brown is an Associate Professor at the School of Music, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. His main interests include conventional instrumental composition, electroacoustic and computer music, and inter-media art. He has twice been awarded the Mozart Fellowship at the University of Otago, has twice been appointed Composer-in-Schools and has written a number of film scores. Along with Icescape, for orchestra, is an electro-acoustic work, Under Erebus that were a result of his trip to Antarctica under the Artists to Antarctica programme run under the auspices of Antarctic New Zealand and with the assistance of Creative New Zealand. He has a strong interest in musical sculptures, and his Aeolian harps were exhibited in 2002 in the Christchurch Botanical gardens as part of the Art and Industry Scape Biennale. Chris was awarded the KBB/CANZ citation for services to New Zealand Music in 2010. His work has been performed in many countries, including Australia, UK, Finland, Hungary, France, Germany, Canada, Portugal, Russia, USA.

Tenor 2015

IRCAM - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 23:00

Première conférence sur les technologies pour la notation et la représentation de la musique. 28-30 mai, Paris

Tenor 2015

IRCAM - Sun, 04/26/2015 - 23:00

Première conférence sur les technologies pour la notation et la représentation de la musique. 28-30 mai, Paris

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