Sound and music computing

AES E-News: February 5, 2014

AES E-News - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 16:07
1. AES Congratulates 56th Grammy Award Winners
2. 136th Convention eBriefs
3. 137th Convention
4. International Conferences
5. Job Board Update
6. AES Journal Launches New Management System
7. AES Journal January/February Issue

Call for Enrolment in the 2014/2015 Academic Year

FRI - News and Events - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 08:35

We would like to inform you that the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport has published a call for enrolment in undergraduate and uniform Master’s study programmes for the 2014/2015 academic year on their website.

Arkamys, nouveau partenaire de l'Ircam

IRCAM - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 00:00

L'Ircam a comme nouveau partenaire Arkamys, spécialiste des solutions d'amélioration du son.

Reconnu pour son expertise et son savoir-faire dans le domaine de l'amélioration du son, Arkamys fournit des solutions performantes pour l'audio et la voix aux industriels de l'automobile et de l'électronique grand public. Le lancement d'un partenariat avec l'Ircam permettra à la société de proposer des solutions encore plus innovantes à ses clients.

L'alliance des deux structures complémentaires  - un centre de recherche prestigieux développant les technologies de la musique de demain et une PME innovante au contact des industriels majeurs de l'électronique grand public - « contribuera à renforcer le catalogue d'Arkamys sur ses secteurs d'activités (automobile, mobile et télévision), et dans son développement à l'international », déclare Philippe Tour, CEO d'Arkamys.

« Les recherches menées à l'Ircam font l'objet de nombreuses applications avancées pour la création et la distribution de la musique, la lutherie électronique, la production audiovisuelle, le design sonore et la réalité virtuelle. Cette collaboration avec Arkamys, placée sous le signe de la complémentarité et de l'exigence technologique au service de l'expérience utilisateur, ouvre d'importants débouchés nouveaux à nos travaux dans plusieurs domaines d'activité de l'électronique grand public », déclare Hugues Vinet, Directeur du département Recherche et développement de l'Ircam.

Installations at St Andrews Church, Jarrom Street—5-12 Feb

Students on the MUST3028 Installation Art will be presenting site specific installations at St Andrews Church (on the corner of Gateway St and Jarrom Street) from 5-12 Feb as follows.

Do please come and support their work. This will be particularly of interest to first and second years interested in pursuing the Installation Art module in the third year.

Wed 5 Feb, 3-4.30pm
Chris Inglis, The Silent Pages
   - A piece exploiting the relative quietness of the church, both physical and symbolic
Josh Yates, The Sacred Precinct 
   - Exploring the dynamics of theology and philosophy surrounding the art object
Fenton Hutson, Tintinnabulation in St. Andrews Church
   - An Installation that explores the space (acoustics and materials) and place (context/significance) of St. Andrews Church through bell and bell like sounds
David Gurney, ecclesiastes 1:7
   - A 3-dimensional sound experience that encompasses the font with flowing water

Fri 7 Feb, 1.30-3pm
Sam Wilmer, Mannequin Motet
   - Inspired by Thomas Tallis' Spem In Alium, this piece focuses on man's influence on religion shown through an immersive soundworld
Sam Topley, e.e.c.
   - exploded electronic carillon
Rory Webster, The Annals of Theology
   - A walk through various perspectives on the existence of god and the relationship between religion and science
Thom Lilley, Flow
   - Flow through the church, experiencing sounds of water without stepping outside

Tue 11 Feb, 1.30-3pm
Sagnik Basu, War of Faith
   - An installation about recreating an apocalyptic World War 2 scenario and painting people's emotional struggle of faith
Andrew Dove, Balloon Trail
   - A path of sound emitting balloons taking viewers on a historic journey up to the build of St. Andrews
John Durnford, Absolved Sin
   - The sins of those who are forgiven linger in the stations of the cross and can be heard throughout the church
Sam Warren, If walls could talk
   - A study in Space and Perception

Wed 12 Feb, 3-4.30pm
Szymon Gabriel, Electrinity
   - An interactive installation; creating sound through an interpreted stained glass window
Maxim Quick: Anekantavada - 'Non-one-sidedness'
   - A cognitively engaging installation piece aiming to highlight social cohesion by exploring the inherent ideological differences within religion
Jamie Siddons, Stimuli
   - A progressive atmospheric piece filled with deep swelling basslines, artificially edited sounds and orchestral instrumentation designed to be played through an 8 channel surround sound setup
Alex Cable, Inauditum
   - An evocative piece that reflects upon the unheard tones of the organ
Alex Gibbons, (title/info to follow)

    Camille Utterback

    CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 08:20
    Date:  Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm Location:  The Knoll Classroom Event Type:  Colloquium From Falling Text to Custom Glass - Adventures in Interactive Art
    FREE Open to the Public

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    Apen hebben geen maatgevoel [Dutch]

    Ondanks hun verwantschap aan mensen hebben apen geen maatgevoel. Niet-menselijke primaten kunnen geluiden wel gedurende enkele tijdsintervallen herkennen en daarop reageren, maar zijn ongevoelig voor de regelmaat in een langer ritme. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek van UvA-hoogleraar muziekcognitie Henkjan Honing en neurobioloog Hugo Merchant van de Nationale Autonome Universiteit van Mexico. Hun resultaten zijn onlangs gepubliceerd in het wetenschappelijke tijdschrift Frontiers in Neuroscience. [NewScientist, 20 januari 2014]

    Bergen leser: Skogen i Hjartet

    Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:14

    Se og Les Barne- og ungdoms­litteratur­konferanse finner sted i Bergen 3-5 februar 2014, og samler forfattere, formidlere, illustratører, foredragsholdere, kulturarbeidere og kritikere fra hele landet. I løpet av konferansen vil deltagerne benytte installasjonen Bergen Leser ved Bergen offentlige bibliotek til å lese inn diktsamlingen “Skogen i hjartet” av Hanne Bramness.

    I “Skogen i hjartet” fangar og formar Bramness både augneblinkar og ei forteljing om ein liten frosk.

    Kva skjer med frosken når vinteren kjem og isen legg seg over vatnet? Bramness tek oss med ut i skogen, ned i djupet og inn i frosken si verd. I eit leikent språk, rikt på saneslege bilete og metaforar, etablerar ho samanhenger mellom språk og natur.

    “Skogen i hjartet” er vakkert illustret av Laurie Clark og er Hanne Bramness si fjerde diktsamling for born.

    Bergen Leser er en høytlesningsinnstallasjon utviklet av BEK for Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek. På biblioteket er det satt opp et TV-studio hvor publikum kan lese inn bøker avsnitt for avsnitt. Opptakene blir så satt sammen til en videobok som kan oppleves på denne websiden.

    Time and place:
    • Bergen Leser - Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek - 03/02/2014 to 05/02/2014

    Tim Westergren: Pandora 101

    CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 21:42
    Date:  Thu, 02/06/2014 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Guest Lecture We are excited to announce that Pandora’s founder, Tim Westergren, will be hosting a talk with Stanford students. Tim will talk about his personal "road to Pandora" and how it grew into the #1 music streaming service in the country. So come learn about Pandora’s history, mission for listeners and artists, and future career opportunities from the man who started it all. We would love to hear what’s on your mind, so come with your questions, ideas, and thoughts…everything is fair game! FREE Open to the Public

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    BEK temporary closed!

    Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 15:24

    BEK will unfortunately have to close the office and booking service this and the next two weeks (weeks 3, 4 and 5). The reason is traveling, monitoring of ongoing projects and sick leave. Existing agreements will be followed up, new ones must wait. We expect to be fully operational from Monday 4 February. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

    I Love Your Manners Full of Deceit from 23 - 26.01.2014 at KNIPSU

    Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 14:45

    As part of Apichaya Wanthiangs’s aspirant stilling at BEK – that is coming to an end in January 2014 – She is organizing a groupshow at KNIPSU. Aiming to put newly emerging artists and recent graduates in the spotlights as a way to contribute to an international flow of activity and network. The participating artists are: Mathijs van Geest (NL), Bjorn Mortensen (NO), Jake Davidson (US), Christopher Holloran (UK), Nina Barnett ( ZA), Robyn Nesbitt (ZA), Ming-Hwa Yeh (TW)

    This group exhibition is a play on the two verbs ‘to deceit’ and ‘to decipher’: The works chosen are works that ontologically function like proposals for alternative readings – readings that are playing either with the visual structures of objects or either with the digital on screen surfaces. Goal is to explore visual structures that are advancing the materiality of objects and sculptures or this materiality can also be the syntax, the structures, layering, rhythm and flow of video.

    In particular the artists are touching on following themes: A visual language that is a breaking down of thoughts as proposed in Christopher Holloran’s work Fully Functional Family – a structure that is guiding the eye, slowing down movements, making sure you get awakened and engaged through minimal narration such as in Jake Davidson’s two channel video Elsewhere and Present. Furthermore we are looking at spatial relationships that shift the hierarchy of objects, and make you wander and relate in Bjorn Mortensen’s spatial installations and in the poetic play on banality that emphasizes the thin line, between art and life in Mathijs Van Geest sculptures. Finally Nina Barnett and Robin Nesbitt in collaboration with dancer Ming-Hwa Yeh in the work Experiments in Mirage-Making III are working with ideas relating to that of the director and the performer, and the eye of a subject in contra disctinction to the eye of the camera: where bodies perform with the idea of a ‘mirage’. In the work Same Seine, Nina Barnett is investigating what it means to encounter new places and the movements, observations and passing of time, where narration is not hidden under the skin but rather it is carried through it. The works are flirting with the themes ‘to decipher’ and ‘to deceit’: aim here is to explore not in words but through making.

    On the opening night we will release a small publication Called I Love Your Manners Full of Deceit, a compendium in collaboration with Apis Press. This booklet with hint and give us information on the artists’ engagement. Basically it is an inter-textual guide to the exhibition.

    On Friday the 24th of Jan, J. Davidson and C. Holloran will give artist presentations at BEK, from 2pm to 4pm.

    Mathijs van Geest (b.1985) 
Through subtle and cryptic traces in the sideline of the everyday, Mathijs van Geest looks for simple ways to question cultural understandings in which established conveniences and materials are re-arranged and re-valued. His practice oscillates between traditional and domestic sculptural techniques, creating a relationship that is both formal and deeply subjective.

 Mathijs van Geest received his BA at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and his MA at the National Academy of Arts and Design in Bergen in 2011. He has curated and exhibited widely nationally and internationally. Recent exhibitions include I-Traces Ayent Switzerland, Side Effects EKKM Tallinn, Mondays Begin Online and Det Glade Bergen in Bergen. Beside his own practice Mathijs van Geest is part of the artist collaboration Katla. In collaboration with Bjørn Mortensen he runs the small publishing house: Apis Press.

    Bjorn Mortensen (b. 1977) Often composed of craft-like objects with a home-made aesthetic, which may remind the viewer of utility articles, Bjørn Mortensen’s work readily appropriates the form and dimensions of recognisable domestic objects such as decorative items and ornaments, interior design, tie-dye and flower pots. Formally the work often meditates on the formless and amorphous, crashing with strict and rigid geometric models or architectural components. The work frequently engages in a dialog with (art) history, while underneath the surface, a psychological space of dysfunctionality and repression is lurking.

    For this show, Bjørn is planning to show a large landscape painting as a backdrop for an assemblage of objects.

    Bjørn Mortensen has recently had Solo shows at Pasatge in Barcelona and Tagteam Studio in Bergen. Most recently he also was part of the parasite exhibition to Bergen Assembly, “Potsyd” in Bergen. Bjørn also runs several small publishing houses including “Apis Press” (w/Mathijs van Geest) and “Sherpa Press”. He also runs the project space “tollbodallmenningen 39” out of his studio, sporadically showing collaborative projects or group exhibitions.

    Jake Davidson (b.1986) is an artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He makes objects, interventions, and moving images that encourage indirect, subjective, and minor moments of political realization. He holds a BFA from the California Institute of the Arts and an MFA from Bard College. In 2013 he travelled through Palestine to shoot Elsewhere and Present, a 2 channel video installation that focuses on an intimate relationship alongside Palestine’s telecommunication industry.

    Christopher Holloran (b.1987) is UK born artist living and working in Amsterdam, NL. His applied mediums range from projection based installations to films and animations but each with a firm basis in exploring hyperreality and derealisation. His new work Fully Functional Family shown at Knipsu combines interviews, sound / video recordings, original rap songs and animations of a one week chance meeting in Berlin between four individuals – the work becomes a recapitulation of a seemingly insignificant week, and how the deception of recollecting memories is all we have to re-live a bygone moment in time.

    Robyn Nesbitt (b.1984) and Nina Barnett (b.1983) have been working collaboratively for eight years, mostly at a distance (Barnett currently lives in Chicago, Robyn in Johannesburg) and periodically in close proximity on residencies. Over time, they have begun to describe the collaboration as a “third person”, separate from their individual lives and practices. Their sense of the others presence, when together or apart, makes space for a distinct way of thinking and making. There particular personalities (one subjective and sensitive, the other cerebral and pragmatic) form a necessary duality in the process, and in the work that results. In Experiments in Mirage-Making III (2013) the artists collaborated with Ming-Hwa Yeh, a Taiwanese choreographer and dancer, who placed and directed their bodies within a constructed studio setting. These sequences reflect a silent but palpable connection between the artists and the choreographer – based on an understanding through movement rather than language. The gestures are slow and methodical, and there is an awareness of the third person watching intently behind the camera.

    Nina Barnett (b.1983) is a South African artist currently based in Chicago. She uses drawing, moving image and installation to examine particular landscapes in relation to time and vertical scale. Her work seeks connections between geology, narrative history and the physicality of surfaces, and playfully questions the relationship between theoretical and experienced qualities of site. Same Seine (2009) is about the Parisian river as a sightseer’s construct – this landmark as seen from the vantage point of a map, from one of the city’s 35 bridges or from the deck of a tour boat. In the video, boats filmed from a Paris bridge float in and out of the split screen frame, creating patterns and mesmerizing shapes from their moving forms.

    This group exhibition is curated by Apichaya Wanthiang for BEK. It has generously been supported by BEK, KNIPSU and Bergen Kommune

    Time and place:
    • KNIPSU - 23/01/2014 to 26/01/2014

    Visitations: Chamber operas by Jonathan Berger

    CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 01:19
    Date:  Thu, 01/30/2014 - 7:00pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Other Join us for a video screening of Jonathan Berger's chamber operas: Visitations. 

    Jonathan Berger's operas deal with hallucination and haunting. The work, for 5 voices, chamber orchestra and ambisonic sound received its New York premiere at the Prototype Festival last week.

    FREE Open to the Public

    Reza Ali: Computational Design - Creative Engineering

    CCRMA-Stanford University - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 00:29
    Date:  Wed, 01/29/2014 - 5:15pm - 7:00pm Location:  CCRMA Stage Event Type:  Colloquium

    Please join us for this Wednesday's Colloq with Reza Ali ( Modulation's 2014 Guest Visual Artist.

    FREE Open to the Public

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    David Tudor's Rainforest IV

    CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 18:29
    Date:  Mon, 01/27/2014 - 7:00pm - 11:00pm Location:  CCRMA STAGE Event Type:  Concert This Monday Jan 27 starting at 7PM you will be able to witness Rainforest IV a seminal performance/installation by David Tudor from 1973. It will be created by Constantin Basica, Alex Chechile, Melanie Goldstein, Emily Graber, Elliot Kermit-Canfield, Jessie Marino, Shu Yu Lin, Kara Riopelle, Hana Shin, Eoin Callery and Paul DeMarinis. CCRMA Stage will be transformed by a collection of found objects floating in the air brought to a resonant new life as electronic instruments. FREE Open to the Public

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    David Glowacki and Joseph Hyde - Danceroom Spectroscopy: Generating Coupled Graphics & Sound by Modelling Humans as Energy Fields

    CCRMA-Stanford University - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 15:28
    Date:  Tue, 01/28/2014 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm Location:  CCRMA Classroom, The Knoll 2nd floor, Rm 217 Event Type:  Guest Lecture  In this talk, Dr. David Glowacki (Department of Computer Science &  Chemistry, Stanford University & Bristol University) and Professor Joseph Hyde (Department of Music, Bath Spa University) will jointly describe and show danceroom Spectroscopy (dS) – a system which allows an arbitrary number of people to interactively manipulate a molecular physics simulation, and has both scientific and artistic applications. dS works by real-time 3d image capture of people’s motion. The captured images are then processed by a suite of GPU-accelerated algorithms that interpret people’s movements as perturbations within a virtual energy field, embedding them within a real-time molecular simulation, where their movement sculpts the molecular dynamics. FREE Open to the Public

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    Appel à candidatures pour l'académie, ManiFeste-2014

    IRCAM - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 15:13

    Appel à candidature pour l'atelier Réalisation Informatique Musicale, qui aura lieu à Paris du 30 juin au 8 juillet prochains.

    "Sons de Barcelona" in the museums - Fundació Miró and Fundació Tàpies

    Phonos project - UPF - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 10:55

    During February we will offer a series of workshops around sound  for children and young students of different ages at Fundació Miró and Fundació Tàpies

    Caçadors de Sons (Fundació Miró)

    Workshops in which students of primary and secondary school will discover the different areas of the museum through the sounds. Participants will make sound recordings and create a collective sound composition. Various dates during the month of February.



    Joc / So / Cosa (Fundació Tàpies)

    Just one workshop that will take place on February 1 where children of 4-8 years may experience intuitively with sound; finding sounds with the body and voice, listening to environmental sounds and finally recreating a soundscape .




    Bergen Center for Electronic Arts - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 10:01

    BEK ved Anne Marthe ble kalt inn til oppdrag på Bergen Offentlige bibliotek for prosjektet ‘Bergen leser-Sammen’, og det er det jaggu noen som har skrevet dikt om! Les Alf Kåre Blindheims tekst her:

    Mer om Bergen leser sammen her:—-sammen?locale=no-NB

    Phonos Grants- resolution of the grants for musical production 2013

    Phonos project - UPF - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 14:00

    We are glad to announce the two awarded grants corresponding to the call for music production projects for new creators in 2013:

    - 28 x 28 by Xavier Bonfill

    Interactive musical work in which 28 musical fragments of 28 seconds each are combined along a number of factors such as chance, the decissions of the user and geolocation. The resulting work will include music created by the author and sounds of Freesound.

    - Machination by Urbez Capablo

    Machination is a musical project created for the Barcelona Laptop Orchestra and Pollywogs, five musical robots created by artist Roland Olbeter. The project will explore the possibilities of improvisation with musicians and robots.
      The projects will be developed in the coming months and once they are completed, will be publicly presented as part of the Phonos series of concerts.

    Open Days 2014

    FRI - News and Events - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 00:00

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