Sound and music computing

Concert Wednesday 26th November PACE 1

MTI/MTP & alumni Mix – curated by Pete Batchelor

PACE Studio 1a, 6.00-7.00pm
Rob Martland presents Lysik’s, an audio-visual installation considering one person’s experience of the neurological sense fusing condition of synaesthesia.  
PACE Studio 1, 7.00pm
Current students are joined by friends and recent alumni to present a concert which celebrates their musical activities on, on the cusp of, beyond, or surrounding their MTI/MTP studies. The programme includes:
Holy Bones (Paul Keene and Ben Stirk): formed in 2007, Holy Bones 'take the old and create the new, ripping apart vinyl from jumble sales and crate digging until fingers are sore!'
Banderbear (Rob Martland and Ethan Wallace): a collaboration established during undergraduate studies at MTI. They describe their music as being wilfully 'brooding and intense'.

All welcome! Entry Free! Essential for MUST1009, 2003, 2007, 3000, 3024 - just come along and see what some alumni are up to!

Arthur Kampela

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 02:16
Start: 2014-12-06 20:00 End: 2014-12-06 22:00

La spatialisation sonore appliquée au cinéma

IRCAM - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

Stage logiciel du mardi 2 au samedi 6 décembre.

Soutenance HDR de Frédéric Bevilacqua

IRCAM - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 00:00

Mercredi 26 novembre à 14h

Responsable de l'équipe Interaction son musique mouvement (ISMM), Frédéric Bevilacqua soutiendra son habilitation à diriger des recherches, intitulée : «Movement & Sound Interactions ».



  • Michel Beaudouin-Lafon, Professeur, Université Paris-Sud
  • Sylvie Gibet, Professeur, Université de Bretagne Sud
  • Marc Leman, Professeur, Ghent University


  • Gérard Berry, Professeur, Collège de France
  • Mohamed Chetouani, Professeur, Université Pierre et Marie Curie
  • Sergi Jordà, Professeur, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  • Date et horaire : mercredi 26 novembre à 14h
  • Lieu : Ircam, salle Igor-Stravinsky
  • Site internet

Build a CFO Synth Workshop

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:06

On sunday the 5th of October, artist & engineer Jacob Sikker Remin will give a workshop in building your very own synth; the CFO: Cheap, Fat & Open.

Want to build your own synthesizer? This is your chance.! Science Friction have been developing small modular electronic instruments for the last few years and have developed an amazingly powerful, creative tool. Come build one, it is free to attend and does not require any experience (though we need to charge 500kr to cover the cost of the electronics if you build a synthesizer). This is a self-contained instrument that can be played alone, or programmed and encorporated into a broader hardware/software based setup.

CHEAP, FAT and OPEN (CFO) is an open source synthesizer, mixed with a stylophone, a gameboy, a circuit bent toy, and then some software too it is open source and designed to be OPEN and hackable, and therefore the project is inherently messy. you can do a lot of things with CFO, but CFO has a lot of limitations as well. that’s the beauty of it, go with the flow. this is NOT a finished product. many (most) things are still under development, so expect bugs! errors! glitches! — treat them as features ;) or dig the code and change them for the better.

Synthspecs: Monophonic, 3 OSC with 8bit wavetable synthesis, FM, 2 Envelopes, digital filter

The workshop is free, but costs for the CFO synth which you get to keep = 500 NOK

The workshop will end with a collective jamsession, so feel free to bring equipment too!

Workshop from 12:00 to 17:00
with jamsession & pizza afterwords

the CFO homepage

CFO Video Demo

To join, send email to

The workshop is part of the project Sonic Game Space, supported by Art Counci Norway and Bergen kommune.

Time and place:
  • BEK - 05/10/2014 12:00

Computermusic4Kids Bergen Norsk Spilldag

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 23:02

Computermusic4kids will be part of Norsk Spilldag 2014 taking place at Bergen Biblioteket. Nordic spilldag is a joint project for libraries in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland.There will be games for all ages, and we guarantee that everyone can find something they like!

ComputerMusic4Kids is an interactive electronic music installation for kids, inviting them to explore the history and sound of classic gaming consoles.

Gameconsoles have had an ever changing face ever since they were first introduced. It seems as if video games have been around forever. Almost everyone remembers the first game they played. But looking at the history of video game consoles, it’s really only necessary to go back to the early 1970s. That’s when it all started. Games such as Pong, Tetris and Space invaders, that have been created for early game consoles are ever as populair and can now be seen as symbols of contemporary culture. Computermusic4kids is meant to offer kids an insight in the relatively young history of the gameconsoles they play today.

The installation mainly focusses on the sounds that can be produced with classic gameconsoles and enables children to create music using classic gameconsole soundsamples. By using an intuitive interface children can navigate through a visual library, that contains a selection of gameconsoles produced between 1972 and 1990. By selecting a gameconsole they can produce music with samples that originate from the chosen gameconsole.

Time and place:
  • Bergen Biblioteket - 14/11/2014 10:00

Exhibition "Phonos 40 years of electronic music in Barcelona"

Phonos project - UPF - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:32

From 18 December 2014 to 27 September 2015

Museu de la Música
L'Auditori. C/ Lepant, 150 Barcelona   In 1974 Josep Maria Mestres Quadreny, Andrés Lewin-Richter and Lluís Callejo created Phonos lab, a pioneer entity in Spain in the field of experimentation, composition and promotion of electro-acoustic music.
To celebrate 40 years of its creation, Phonos and Museu de la Música de Barcelona present the exhibition " Phonos 40 years of electronic music in Barcelona". This exhibition is a review of the history of electronic music in Barcelona through a collection of instruments that have been part of Phonos since its creation. Synthesizers, recorders, samplers and other electronic instruments old and modern can be seen and heard in this exhibition, while discovering some people and music that contributed to write the history of electronic music in Barcelona. The exhibition includes a series of parallel activities that will take place during the first half of 2015: guided visits with demo, music auditions, concert, a debate... More information to come.  

In collaboration with:

Museu de la Música de Barcelona – L’Auditori

With the support of:

Microfusa Universitat Pompeu Fabra Generallitat de Catalunya (Departament de Cultura) Ajuntament de Barcelona (ICUB)


Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 12:04

SOLUND LIGHT ART FESTIVAL 2014 focuses on light as a medium for art and experiences. The goal of the project is to create a local, national and international commitment for light and visual expression. Solund municipality is located where the Sognefjord meets the North sea, and much of the activities will take place in and around Hardbakke center, in the November darkness.

We have invited artists Viel Bjerkeset Andersen and HC Gilje to develop site-specific art projects and Ellen Røed to show existing work but in a new context. She has also created a new work in collaboration with people living in Solund. Solund as place place, light phenomena and light as a thematic point of contact should provide a platform for technological, artistic and social development during the festival and the artists’ artwork becomes the focal point for this.

The festival will have a seminar program Friday November the 14th in Solund apartment complex where artists will have self-presentations, and others will lecture about light.

It will in addition to being light art catering, party, music program, workshops, light traveling, and more during the festival.

The art program is put together by artist and curator, Anne Marthe Dyvi, artistic developer at Bergen Center for Electronic Arts, BEK.

Artist Leo CSKX vil have workshops all week on the theme light and shadows that will result in light and site specific works.

Musician Hildegunn Øiseth will have music workshops on the theme light and shadows that will result in a concert on Friday night in Solund Church.

More about Leo CSKX:
More about Hildegunn Øiseth:

Solund Light Art Festival is supported by: Norsk Kulturråd, Solund kommune, Sogn og Fjordane Fylkeskommune, BEK/ Bergen senter for elektronisk kunst, Sparebankstiftinga Sogn og Fjordane, and local supporters.
More about the festival:

Photo: From the work, Collective fireplace, by Ellen Røed in collaboration with residents in Solund. Photograph by Stig Steinsund.

Time and place:
  • Solund - 14/11/2014 to 16/11/2014

Colloque BRUITS - CIté du Cinéma

INA-GRM - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:47
4 Décembre, 2014 - 5 Décembre, 2014

Le GRM est partenaire du colloque BRUITS  organisé par l’Institut ACTE (Sorbonne Paris 1 & CNRS) et par l’ENS Louis-Lumière.

L' Agenda du GRM

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We are launching the AcousticBrainz project today!

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:03

The AcousticBrainz project aims to crowd source acoustic information for all music in the world and to make it available to the public.

More Information:  Press release (EN, CAT, ES)

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El Sindicato de Altavoces

Phonos project - UPF - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 09:51
Series: Tuesday, 2014, November 25 - 19:30


25.11.2014 - 19:30h

Sala Polivalent UPF Poblenou
C/ Roc Boronat 138
Barcelona Free admission

Acousmatic concert curated by Pablo Fredes.

  PROGRAM   Cap Polonio Dos carpetas con cuatro archivos cada una Pablo Carrascosa From Guitar Federico Schumacher El espejo de Alicia Stijn Govaere B' aakal Pablo Fredes Free-hand Alejandra Hernández Solar


with the support of:

Generalitat de Catalunya: Departament de Cultura
Ajuntament de Barcelona: Barcelona Cultura
Universitat Pompeu Fabra
  Flyer Programa_25.11.14_SindicatoAltavoces.pdf Category:

Auditory Imagination and Priming: Pilot projects from the 2014 Telluride Neuromorphic Engineering Cognition Workshop

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 20:26
Date:  Fri, 11/21/2014 - 11:00am - 12:30pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room Event Type:  Hearing Seminar A lot of work is done to understand the bottom-up pathways in the brain. This summer’s work looked at top-down influences. Just how do auditory imagination and priming affect what we hear? More importantly, can we see evidence of priming or auditory imaginations via either psychoacoustics or with EEG measurements? The answer is a tentative yes.

At this week’s Hearing Seminar, I want to describe several pilot experiments that were done over the summer. This work was part of the Telluride Neuromorphic Cognition workshop that is held every summer in Telluride, Co. It’s a rather scenic location, but is totally inundated with auditory perception nerds (and others) for three weeks of working workshop. Science in the mountains. Imagine that.

FREE Open to the Public

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Arduino workshop - Fully booked

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:38

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

ASIIN Evaluators Visit FRI

FRI - News and Events - Sun, 11/16/2014 - 00:00

On Tuesday, 18 November, and Wednesday, 19 November, evaluators from ASIIN, the German agency for higher education programme accreditation will be visiting FRI. The agency experts will be reviewing how our faculty operates and delivers the programmes subject to evaluation.

Call for Participants for Spatial Audio Questionnaire

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 09:31

Justin Mathew is investigating the use of audio spatialization in various projects to gain a broader understanding of how its techniques are implemented. To do this, he is conducting an online questionnaire to gather more insight. He asks for participants who are composers, sound designers, audio engineers, musicians, and artists who spatialize audio in their projects (i.e. compositions, live performances, studio recording/mixing, installations, interactive systems, etc.) to take part in our questionnaire.

The questionnaire will take approximately 20-30 minutes, but can be paused and continued at any time. Response can also be edited until 31-December-2014.

The results of this study will hopefully be used to design new interactive and visualization interfaces for audio spatialization.

To participate in this study please follow this link:

Thank you for you time.

For further information, please contact

Justin Mathew
PhD Candidate
Université Paris-Sud, Inria-Lille, CNRS-LIMSI

Special Guest Lecture (Music39A) by Jody Wilfong: Music Therapy – models, techniques, and impacts in children and adults

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 20:51
Date:  Fri, 11/14/2014 - 1:15pm - 2:45pm Location:  Seminar room (The Knoll 315) Event Type:  Guest Lecture Jody Wilfong, an experienced music therapist will introduce music therapy from many different angles.  Jody received her Master's and Bachelor's of Music in music therapy from Michigan State University, and is a Board-Certified Music Therapist. Jody currently provides music therapy to children and adults with varying diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, as well as developmental disabilities and cognitive impairments. FREE Open to the Public

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Tutorial on Beijing Opera and computational tools for its analysis

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 09:51
18 Nov 2014 - 20 Nov 2014

This is a 3 hours tutorial that we gave at ISMIR in Taipei and that now we are doing it again here:

More Information:  Tutorial slides

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Participation to the "Atles de la Innovacio a Catalunya"

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 09:01

Jordi Bonada participates in the public presentation of the "Atles de la Innovació a Catalunya" at Fàbrica Moritz on Novembre 13th 2014.

More Information:  Event site (in cat)

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Lancement du projet SkAT-VG

IRCAM - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 00:00

La recherche européenne impulse une nouvelle énergie au design sonore avec le projet SkAT-VG !

Luke Dahl PhD Thesis Defense: Timing of Discrete Musical Air-Gestures

CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 20:14
Date:  Tue, 11/18/2014 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Colloquium

Motion sensing technologies enable musical interfaces where a performer controls sound by moving their body ``in the air" without manipulating or contacting a physical object. These interfaces work well when the movement and sound are smooth and continuous, but it has proven difficult to design a system which triggers discrete sounds with precision that feels natural to the performer and allows for complex rhythmic performance.

FREE Open to the Public

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