Sound and music computing

Guest Lecture: Julia Litman-Cleper. Sound Mappings: Inhabiting virtual geometry through sound.

CCRMA-Stanford University - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 18:48
Date:  Thu, 04/23/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Guest Lecture The experience of hearing one’s own voice “from the outside,” usually through an electronic device, is often at first described as “weird” or “strange” and jarring. This talk will discuss the role of internal sound and self-referent external sound in relation to proprioceptive processes, or the sense of oneself in physical space.  Sound compositions may have the capacity to change proprioceptive mappings through inducing otherwise unknowable quasi-spatial experience. We will speculate on possible reasons why it may be so. How is it that certain kinds of sound patterns can cause a deviation from what is otherwise normalized expectations of events in time. FREE Open to the Public

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Music <541> Presents: Pablo Gómez Cano, guitar; Scott Worthington, double bass; and Dustin Donahue, percussion

CCRMA-Stanford University - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 18:26
Date:  Thu, 04/16/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Date:  Sat, 04/18/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert Pablo, Scott, and Dustin present 2 programs at CCRMA

April 16th -
Program One: Solo pieces from each of their instrument's 20th and 21st century repetoire

April 18th -
Program Two: New works by Stanford composers for the trio plus electronics, video, and theatrics

Both concerts will be followed by receptions.

FREE Open to the Public

Material Vision – Silent Reading

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 15:29

Material Vision – Silent Reading is a film and series of prints by Espen Sommer Eide, based on the creation of new musical instruments and a performance developed on Bear Island. Exhibition opening at Trykkeriet, and filmscreening at Landmark.

At Trykkeriet Espen Sommer Eide will exhibit 6 photogravure prints originally commissioned by KORO / University of Tromsø for the recently opened Faculty of Science and Technology building, in addition to a new installation work. Then at Landmark the accompanying video work will be screened.

The project is supported by BEK.

19th century Norwegian geologist Balthazar Keilhau describes the island as the “Cadaver of the Earth” due to its lack of vegetation and harsh weather conditions. In exploring an unfamiliar landscape, one cannot avoid a certain process of appropriation, whether one is exploring for the purpose of politics, resources, science or art. The explorer’s gaze cannot help but desire to possess and master the object in view. Through a combination of artistic and scientific performances, Material Vision – Silent Reading investigates various ways of reading a landscape and how the viewer and the viewed relate to each other. In this way of seeing certain prerequisites for perception becomes visible and partakes simultaneously in the experience. The role of the instrument in expeditions is another central theme. To investigate this subject the project uses mobile eye-tracking technologies, combined with instruments that give audible feedback to reading the landscapes. Instruments (scientific or not) allow something to be touched more directly by framing and controlling the view. The use of instruments in this way becomes a learning tool where the object itself teaches us the method of how it should be seen.

The evening starts at Trykkeriet, Fjøsangerveien 70A with exhibition and food 6 p.m – 9 p.m. Followed by a premiere film screening at Landmark at 9:30 p.m (doors open 9 p.m). Afterwards there will be music by Are Mokkelbost (Single Unit, Kill) and Mental Overdrive (DJ set by Per Martinsen).

ESPEN SOMMER EIDE (Tromsø, NO, 1972) is a musician and artist based in Bergen. As Alog and Phonophani he is among the most prominent representatives of experimental electronic music from Norway, with a string of releases on the label Rune Grammofon. As an artist Eide works with subjects concerning language, history, science and philosophy, often with sound and music as a central element.

ARE MOKKELBOST is an artist and music maker from Oslo. He played in the musically abrasive and visually violent band KILLL throughout their 10 year existence. This amalgam of metal and electronics is also found in his solo project Single Unit, extended by a nitpicking collage methodology. Before that, he was doing electronic improvisation in the trio ARM and acoustic doomscapes the duo JUV, starting as early as 1996. Today, primarily working as a visual artist, Are Mokkelbost directs his musical energy into experimentation with electronic hardware and synthesisers. At Landmark he will be playing us some tunes made on his two drum machines and synth.

MENTAL OVERDRIVE is the solo project of Norwegian artist Per Martinsen. He has been using this moniker ever since his first release for seminal Belgian techno label R&S Records back in 1990, and since released records through labels like Smalltown Supersound, Full Pupp and his own Love OD Communications imprint. He has also played live in clubs and festivals around the globe and both collaborated with, and remixed a long list of other artists. In addition to his Mental Overdrive output, Martinsen has composed music and done sound design for several films and exhibitions, written dystopian transmedia novels and occasionally exhibited his own cross-platform installation works. He now resides in his Arctic hometown of Tromsø, Northern Norway, where he also runs his Love OD Communications imprint, releasing material from artists such as Boska, Charlotte Bendiks and Le Petit Garcon.

Time and place:
  • Trykkeriet - 11/04/2015 18:00
  • Landmark - 11/04/2015 21:00

Technology transfer fellowships

MTG (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 16:37

The Catalan government has announced a new call of TECNIOspring, a fellowship program to promote technology transfer of the catalan research centers, which includes the MTG of the UPF.

More Information:  TECNIOspring programme website

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Wet Ink

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 22:48
Date:  Thu, 05/28/2015 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA STAGE Event Type:  Concert

FREE Open to the Public

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Waxy Tomb - [Julia Litman-Cleper]

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 22:03
Date:  Thu, 04/23/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA STAGE Event Type:  Concert Please join us for a live electronics and video set with WaxyTomb [aka Julia Litman-Cleper]
FREE Open to the Public

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Weston Olencki - New Music For Trombone and Trombone with Electronics

CCRMA-Stanford University - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 21:49
Date:  Sat, 04/11/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Concert SF-based Weston Olencki presents a program of boundary-pushing and radical works for trombone, which explore sound, acoustics, and perception as objective and/or tactile phenomena. The concert includes works for solo trombone and trombone with electronics.

Timothy McCormack - HEAVY MATTER (2012)
Nicholas Deyoe - facesplitter (2011/14)
Pablo Santiago Chin - From Afar (2014)
Joan Arnau Pàmies - new work (2015)
Peter Ablinger - Posaune und Rauschen (2015)
Bernhard Lang - Differenz/Wiederholung 4.02 (2000)
Katherine Young - Puddles and Crumbs (2014-15)

FREE Open to the Public

John Woodruff on Machine Listening: What do they hear and why?

CCRMA-Stanford University - Sat, 04/04/2015 - 14:20
Date:  Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:30am - 12:45pm Location:  CCRMA Seminar Room (Top Floor of the Knoll) Event Type:  Hearing Seminar Whenever our devices capture sound, audio systems are there to recognize what’s been said or turn down all that noise. But how do our phones, tablets, remotes, headphones, hearing aids and thermostats know what to listen to? Most systems use one or both of two assumptions – 1) I’m listening for speech, 2) the sound I want came from that direction. Robust speech recognition systems are perhaps the most ubiquitous realizations of the first assumption. Large-scale training on noisy speech embeds the capability to “listen for speech”, but such systems are fundamentally limited when there are competing talkers. FREE Open to the Public

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Undergraduate Composers' Concert Featuring St. Lawrence String Quartet

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 15:15
Date:  Fri, 04/10/2015 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm Location:  CCRMA Stage, The Knoll Event Type:  Concert The world-renowned and irresistibly exuberant St. Lawrence String Quartet in a CCRMA concert championing music of Stanford undergraduate student composers: John Ahern, Jason Griffin, Lennart Jansson and Benjamin Salman.  FREE Open to the Public

High Interest in Studying at FRI

FRI - News and Events - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 23:00

We have received more student applications for the coming academic year than there are available places at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science (FRI). 228 secondary school students put down the university study programme of Computer and Information Science as their first choice for the first application deadline, while an astonishing 295 students applied for the professional study programme.

AES E-News: April 2, 2015

AES E-News - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 17:31
1. 138th Convention in Warsaw, Poland
2. Exclusive Offer to AES Members
3. Conference on Dereverberation and Reverberation of Audio, Music, and Speech
4. AES Section Spotlight: New York Hosts Microphone Event
5. Job Board Update
6. AES Journal April Issue Now Available

François-Xavier Féron - Retracing the impact of musical acoustics on Gérard Grisey’s creative process in the 1970s: from spectral models to spectrogram transcriptions

CCRMA-Stanford University - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 17:00
Date:  Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:15pm - 6:30pm Location:  Classroom Event Type:  Guest Colloquium

From its emergence in France at the beginning of the 1970s, spectral music has represented one of the main musical streams. Composed by Gérard Grisey over a decade, from 1974 to 1985, the six-piece cycle Les espaces acoustiques illustrates a new approach towards composition, one that deals with acoustic properties and is constantly preoccupied with the modalities of auditory perception. This cycle is based on a harmonic spectrum with fundamental frequency 41,2 Hz (E1). Grisey also collaborated with the acoustician Michèle Castellengo, with whom he analysed instrumental sounds spectrograms in order to compose "synthetic spectra" and "spectral polyphony".

FREE Open to the Public

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The Lightbulb Ensemble

CCRMA-Stanford University - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 23:16
Date:  Tue, 04/14/2015 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm Location: 


Event Type:  Concert The Lightbulb Ensemble (LBE) is a composer collective that champions experimental music, instrument building, and contdmpoary gamelan. The ensemble emerged from the culture of new music at Mills College (several players are Mills graduate) and the longstanding cross-cultural artistic exchange of Gamelan Sekar Jaya. LBE performs on steel metallophones, wooden marimbas, and other musical instruments designed, tuned, and built by Brian Baumbusch, the ensemble's founder and director. LBE is cross-cultural in a musical sense as well: the ensemble utilizes techniques, textures, and concepts that fuse - and at times contrast with - Balinese and Western new-music community, including the Paul Dresher Ensemble, The Jack Quartet, and The Center for Contemporary Music. FREE Open to the Public

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Doctorat de musique : recherche en composition

IRCAM - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 23:00

Le concours est ouvert ! Date limite d'envoi du dossier de candidatures : 20 avril 2015

Audiosplitter: The Story of a London Tech Start-Up

When: Thursday 30 April 5.30pm - 7.00pm    Where: Co-working space at The Innovation CentreBook: EventbriteWhat is audiosplitter?Audiosplitter is the place to discover great music with people who love it most. Through audiosplitter you can curate an online music collection, connect with music lovers and discover great music. Audiosplitter was founded by three Londoners working in the electronic music was built because they couldn’t find an existing music platform that had the quantity of the music they wanted to listen to or an easy way of finding more of it.They realised they were looking for something that felt like a local record store. With their huge but cleverly curated collection of music and the amazing knowledge of the people who spend time in record stores they had the perfect idea for what they wanted audiosplitter to feel like.About the eventIn this talk Will, Adam and James talk about their journey so far and give the audience the opportunity to help test their product.There will be time for networking before the event closes at 7pm.Book online For all enquiries please contact us. 

Information Day for Doctoral Studies

FRI - News and Events - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 00:00

An overview of the PhD Program in Computer and Information Science will be given on 15 April 2015 at 4PM in Graduation room at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science.

Information Day for Doctoral Studies

FRI - News and Events - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 00:00

An overview of the PhD Program in Computer and Information Science will be given on 15 April 2015 at 4PM in Graduation room at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science.

Information Day for Doctoral Studies

FRI - News and Events - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 00:00

An overview of the PhD Program in Computer and Information Science will be given on 15 April 2015 at 4PM in Graduation room at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science.

Information Day for Doctoral Studies

FRI - News and Events - Sat, 03/28/2015 - 00:00

An overview of the PhD Program in Computer and Information Science will be given on 15 April 2015 at 4PM in Graduation room at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science.

Hans Tutschku: Connection of Gesture and Space

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 23:52
Date:  Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm Location:  The Stage Event Type:  Guest Colloquium

The physical gesture of instrumentalists and dancers has been of great interest to me over the past 25 years. My musical education on the piano and later with live-electronics taught me aspects of music-making long before I thought to compose. Any music I have written, be it for instruments, singers or electronic sources, is searching for the expression of gestural phrasing, relationships between cause and effect (and their negation) and a plausibility carried over from our experiences outside of music.

Open to the Public

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