Sound and music computing

Maximise your success this year!

Monday 13th October – Friday 17th October 2014 in the Kimberlin Library
Centre for Learning and Study Support (CLaSS)http://www.library.dmu.ac.uk/link/CLASS
We are delighted to offer a series of workshops of interest to students who want to maximise their study success this year. Come along and meet the CLaSS and Library teams who can support you in your work.
13th October: Journal Basics13th October: Note-making: the importance of getting it right13th October: Library basics13th October: Interpreting and planning your assignments14th October: How to get the most out of your lectures and seminars14th October: Polishing your assignment14th October: Confidence building for academic success14th October: Managing your time at university14th October: Exploring different learning styles15th October: Using evidence in your writing: paraphrasing and quotations15th October: New styles of assessment15th October: An introduction to verbal presentations15th October: Finding journals15th October: Working with feedback to improve your grades16th October: Maths for the terrified16th October: Managing your dissertation or extended project16th October: Researching your dissertation16th October: Reading for a purpose16th October: Tips for stepping up your learning in year 217th October: Writing in an academic style17th October: An introduction to reflection and reflective writing.

For further information and to book a place, click on link:

http://www.library.dmu.ac.uk/Home/Calendar/

Thema week 'Verbeter je brein' over muziek en gamen [Dutch]

Wat doet gamen en luisteren naar muziek met je brein? Aflevering van de thema week over onze hersenen op Radio 5 en NPO 2

3D vocal tract geometry for static vowels and dynamic sounds

KTH Royal Institute of Technology - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 21:47

Time: Tue 2014-10-07 13.00 - 15.00

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

Type of event: Seminars

Tim Hodgkinson with Ken Ueno and Matthew Goodheart

CNMAT, UC at Berkeley - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:13
Start: 2014-11-07 20:00 End: 2014-11-07 22:00

FRI Researchers Publish Article in Nature Communications Journal

FRI - News and Events - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00

FRI has once again collaborated with the Institute of Chemistry in publishing a scientific article in the high-profile Nature Communications journal, entitled "A bistable genetic switch based on designable DNA-binding domains".

Our Professor Janez Demšar Received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Higher Education

FRI - News and Events - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 23:00

The Faculty of Computer and Information Science is proud to congratulate our colleague Janez Demšar for being this year’s recipient of the Republic of Slovenia Award for Outstanding Achievements in Higher Education.

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Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:03

Time and place:
  • Lydgalleriet - 09/10/2014 to 12/10/2014

FRI Researchers Publish Article in Nature Communications Journal

FRI - News and Events - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00

FRI has once again collaborated with the Institute of Chemistry in publishing a scientific article in the high-profile Nature Communications journal, entitled "A bistable genetic switch based on designable DNA-binding domains".

Library and Faculty Press Opening

FRI - News and Events - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00

We would like to inform you that the communal FKKT and FRI library is scheduled to open in the new building by the end of this month.

Fourth TEDx University of Ljubljana: »Bit na bit-pogača«

FRI - News and Events - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:00

What is the meaning behind the unusual title (literal translation: “Bit by bit makes cake”) of the  TEDx talks, which will be held at our faculty on Wednesday, 15 October at 18.30?

The SpatDIF library – Concepts and Practical Applications in Audio Software

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:40

Jan Schacker, Chikashi Miyama and Trond Lossius will present a poster at the joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference in Athens, Greece. The paper presents recent development of a `libspatdif’ C/C++ software library for SpatDIF, the Spatial Sound Description Interchange Format, as well as prototype implementations in Max, Pure Data and OpenFrameworks making use of the library.

The paper is available for download here.

The SpatDIF library – Concepts and Practical Applications in Audio Software

by Jan C. Schacher (Zurich University of the Arts Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology ICST), Chikashi Miyama (University of Music, Cologne Studio for Electronic Music) and Trond Lossius (BEK).

Abstract

The development of SpatDIF, the Spatial Sound Description Interchange Format, continues with the implementation of concrete software tools. In order to make SpatDIF usable in audio workflows, two types of code implementations are developed. The first is the C/C++ software library `libspatdif’, whose purpose is to provide a reference implementation of SpatDIF. The class structure of this library and its main components embodies the principles derived from the concepts and specification of SpatDIF. The second type of tool are specific implementations in audio programming environments, which demonstrate the methods and best-use practices for working with SpatDIF. Two practical scenarios demonstrates the use of an external in MaxMSP and Pure Data as well as the implementation of the same example in a C++ environment. A short-term goal is the complete implementation of the existing specification within the library. A long-term perspective is to develop additional extensions that will further increase the utility of the SpatDIF format.

Time and place:
  • The joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference, Athens, Greece - 14/09/2014 to 20/09/2014

ATK Reaper: The Ambisonic Toolkit as JSFX plugins

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:40

Trond Lossius and Joseph Anderson will present a poster at the joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference in Athens, Greece. The paper presents a port of the Ambisonic Toolkit as a series of plugins for the Reaper DAW. ATK for Reaper brings both a comprehensive composition workflow model, the sound-field sound-image paradigm, and a set of versatile tools for working with Ambisonics to the DAW environment.

ATK Reaper: The Ambisonic Toolkit as JSFX plugins

by Trond Lossius (BEK) and Joseph Anderson (DXARTS, University of Washington)

Abstract

While there is a well-established workflow for stereo production in DAWs, options have been more limited when working with Ambisonics. The Ambisonic Toolkit (ATK) brings together a number of tools and transforms for working with first order Ambisonic surround sound, and includes intriguing possibilities for spatial soundfield imaging. These tools have previously only been available for public release via the SuperCollider real-time processing environment.

Cockos Reaper is a reasonably priced and flexible DAW, popular among many composers and sonic artists working with spatial sound. Reaper’s versatile design conveniently supports the ATK’s Ambisonic workflow model. Using the JSFX text-based scripting language, the ATK has now been ported to plugins for Reaper; these include intuitive graphical user interfaces.

Time and place:
  • The joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference, Athens, Greece - 14/09/2014 to 20/09/2014

Model-View-Controller separation in Max using Jamoma

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 12:40

The upcoming version 0.6 of Jamoma enables model-view-controller separation in Max. The novel features that Jamoma 0.6 enables will be presented in a paper at the joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference in Athens, Greece. A demo session will further exemplify the many benefits of MVC separation in Max using Jamoma 0.6.

T. Lossius, T. de la Hogue, P. Baltazar, T. Place, N. Wolek & J. Rabin (2014): Model-View-Controller separation in Max using Jamoma. Proceedings of the joint 40th International Computer Music Conference & 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Athens.

T. Lossius, N. Wolek, T. de la Hogue & P. Baltazar (2014): Demo: Using Jamama’s MVC features to design an audio effect interface. Proceedings of the joint 40th International Computer Music Conference & 11th Sound and Music Computing Conference, Athens.

Alpha versions of Jamoma 0.6 are currently available.

 

Paper: Model-View-Controller separation in Max using Jamoma

by Trond Lossius (BEK), Theo de la Hogue (GMEA), Pascal Baltazar (L’Arboretum), Tim Place (74objects LLC), Nathan Wolek (Stetson University) and Julien Rabin (GMEA)

Absctract

The Model-View-Controller (MVC) software architecture pattern separates these three program components, and is well-suited for interactive applications where flexible human-computer interfaces are required. Separating data presentation from the underlying process enables multiple views of the same model, customised views, synchronisation between views, as well as views that can be dynamically loaded, bound to a model, and then disposed. Jamoma 0.6 enables MVC separation in Cycling’74 Max through custom externals and patching guidelines for developers. Models and views can then be nested for a hierarchal structuring of services. A local preset system is available in all models, along with namespace and services that can be inspected and queried application-wide. This system can be used to manage cues with modular, stringent and transparent handling of priorities. It can also be expanded for inter-application exchange, enabling the distribution of models and views over a network using OSC and Minuit. While this paper demonstrates key principles via simple patchers, a more elaborate demonstration of MVC separation in Max is provided in 1.

Demo: Using Jamama’s MVC features to design an audio effect interface

by Trond Lossius (BEK), Nathan Wolek (Stetson University), Theo de la Hogue (GMEA) and Pascal Baltazar (L’Arboretum)

Absctract

The Model-View-Controller (MVC) software architecture pattern separates these three program components, and is well-suited for interactive applications where flexible human-computer interfaces are required. Separating data presentation from the underlying process enables multiple views of the same model, customised views, synchronisation between views, and views that can be dynamically loaded, repurposed, and disposed.

The use of MVC is widespread in web applications, but is far less common in interactive computer music programming environments. Jamoma 0.6 enables MVC separation in Cycling’74 Max, as presented in 1. This demonstration will examine the development of a multi-band equaliser using these recent additions to Jamoma. This review of the design process will serve to highlight many of the benefits of MVC separation.

Time and place:
  • The joint ICMC|SMC|2014 Conference, Athens, Greece - 14/09/2014 to 20/09/2014

Neil Rolnick and Kathleen Supové.

CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 21:15
Date:  Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA STAGE Event Type:  Concert Neil Rolnick, one of the pioneers of the use of computer in performance, will perform new solo work, including WakeUp – An Everly Brothers Mash-up. He’ll also be joined by long-time collaborator, pianist Kathleen Supové, in the West Coast premiere of his new piece Dynamic RAM & Concert Grand, a half-hour kaleidoscopic romp through the possibilities of live processing of the piano.


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TEDx à Montpellier

IRCAM - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 23:00

Le chercheur MuTant Arshia Cont donne un TEDx sur "Human-Computer Musicianship" le 10 octobre à Montpellier.

AES E-News: October 2, 2014

AES E-News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 17:35
1. 137th Convention
2. 138th Convention, Call for Papers
3. 139th Convention, Save the Date!
4. The Future of Audio Entertainment Technology: Cinema, Television and the Internet, 57th Conference
5. Job Board Update
6. AES Journal September Issue

Open call: FAV – project idea for Festival de Artes Valparaiso

Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 17:33

PNEK, in collaboration with FAV – Festival de Artes Valparaiso, Chile, hereby invites one Norway-based media artist to submit a project idea for the next edition of FAV – taking place January 17 – 25, 2015.

FAV is dedicated to art in public space combining sound, projections, mapping and a film tribute to Valparaiso specially produced for the occasion by renowned national and international artists. The upcoming edition of FAV – goes under the title of Post Tenebras Lux will present multiple activities during nine days, with the aim to actively invite the participation of citizens. To achieve that we have prepared different facilities: Arts Pavilion, Gimme a Hand Weaving Community, Adopt a tree, among others, in addition to workshops and exhibitions.

In the neighbourhood area of the port a curse resides, hidden in the shadows, hypnotizing its inhabitants, sometimes cruelly playing with their minds. Interventions have the mission to chase away this curse, or at least chase her away for a few days. We invite artists to submit works and ideas that reflects and intervene with this, and that can be presented in the portal area of Valparaiso.

Artists may submit a short description of an artwork and/or project, in accordance with the terms of the calls for entries
Artworks and projects within the following techniques: sound, video and mapping
Works produced after 2012
All information should be in English
One project (artist) will be selected by the curatorial committee.
Deadline: October 10th to the following email: pnek@pnek.org

The artist will receive the following:

Return air ticket to Santiago de Chile / Valparaiso
Accomodation (incl.preproduction) for 15 days
Technical equipment and assistance
Artist Fee: 5000 NOK
More information about Valparaiso (from wikipedia):

Valparaíso played a very important geopolitical role in the second half of the 19th century, when the city served as a major stopover for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by crossing the Straits of Magellan. Always a magnet for European immigrants, Valparaíso mushroomed during its golden age, when the city was known by international sailors as “Little San Francisco” and “The Jewel of the Pacific”. In 2003, the historic quarter of Valparaíso was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a new national law named the city “Chile’s Cultural Capital”. Today Valparaiso is still a major city, seaport, and educational centre commune in Chile. The industrial port – and the area around – is perceived as the shadow of the city, troubled with high crime rates and other social realities, as often applied to city ports.

For more information, please contact PNEK curator Daniela Arriado, who will also join the trip in January: arriado@gmail.com

Interact Festival at Leicester LCB

Details of the forthcoming Interact @ LCB Festival can be found here: http://interactdigitalarts.uk/interact-at-lcb-depot

The sounds of birds at the Llobregat Delta

Phonos project - UPF - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:15
Next Sunday, October 5th, we will be celebrating the International Birds Day through an open activity led by Eloïsa Matheu and Ilaria Sartori, in which we can listen, record and identify the sounds of the birds at the natural area of the Llobregat Delta. All the sounds obtained from this activity will be available soon at Freesound.org.   Day: 5/10/2014 Schedule: from 9.30AM to 12.30PM Place: Espais Naturals del riu Llobregat (Cal Tet). Reservations: previous reservation must be done by telephone: 93 374 13 79 or email: info@portadeldelta.cat   This activity has the support of Ajuntament del Prat       Category:

Décès Jacques Poullin

INA-GRM - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 07:29
2 Octobre, 2014

Nous avons appris la disparition, à l’âge de 94 ans, de Jacques Poullin.

Personnage peu connu des mélomanes, son rôle fut pourtant essentiel dans la belle aventure de la musique concrète. Il fut en effet l’inventeur dans les années 50 des premières machines-instruments qui ont permis aux musiciens d’explorer et d’expérimenter avec enthousiasme la voie des sons. On lui doit notamment le phonogène, le morphophone ou encore le spatialisateur.

 

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